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Rising Stars: Meet Imani Quinn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Imani Quinn.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am a multi-hyphenate biracial Quantum Mystic Artist. My upbringing was filled with a colorful array of cultures. My godparents are from Chile and Kenya, I grew up training in traditional West African dance, both my parents were artists working within music, dance and visual arts and my mother had a tea house, Fool’s Paradise, for most of my upbringing. It gave me a curiosity for people, culture, tastes and sounds.

After graduating college with a Business Marketing and Spanish degree, I left the Pacific NorthWest and moved to California 11 years ago. I taught dance and choreographed within the LAUSD School system for 5+ years before fully moving into entrepreneurship. My first company SWAJE was a multicultural fashion brand that sold up and down the West Coast craft fairs and was recognized in the Fashion and Film Festival of Milan. The last 3+ years have been dedicated to my work within the Quantum Healing Arts and entertainment, having gone through multiple Quantum initiations in Mexico City and working with clients as a medium, tarot reader, astrologer, dream and energy worker within Quantum Multidimensional Travel. I was the Co-Host of The Woke Mystix Podcast for 2.5 years and Co-Author of Astrology SOS with Hardie Grant Publishing and Chronicle Books. I have been featured in Bustle, Instyle, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Mindbodygreen and more. I currently Host the podcast Modern Mystic Chronicles, inspiring mystic storytelling, which is open for public submission. I also work with clients in a three months Quantum Journey as well as single sessions. And I spend my time working on pitching a pilot about a biracial mystic traversing her Saturn Return. I believe in following your intuition and always looking for the magic.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
One of my favorite things to share on is manifestation and privilege. Yes, I have been able to work with the universe in co-creating a beautiful life filled with opportunities and acknowledgment of my work, community and love. However, in our world, The Matrix, there are so many challenges we all face in different capacities that have to do with race, gender, class, education, sexual orientation, religion, etc. For me, creating a non-traditional career as a woman of color, an artist, and an entrepreneur has been filled with challenges. I came from a single-parent home, both parents were artists which was a blessing and a curse when it came to financial fluency and starting a business without direct access to financial backing or a network who has the financial backing to invest. It takes work ethic, sacrifice, creativity and the support of your community to a whole new level. Due to these sacrifices I made in order to live in alignment with my most soul-fulfilling path made for some dark times, where the bottom fell out from beneath me and I felt hopeless. Believing in myself, having faith in the universe and maintaining my mental health was the most challenging journey in order to thrive and enjoy the journey. In the past, when an opportunity wouldn’t work out that I was heavily invested in I would start “beefing with spirit” as I liked to call it. I’d say things to my spiritual team, “like how could you do this to me? How am I supposed to make things work when these opportunities don’t work out, how am I supposed to keep a roof over my head, eat, or be happy or even at peace with myself?” There was a shift when I stopped “beefing with spirit” and started using that space in the darkness to lean into my spiritual team for support even more, to tap into my intuition and look for the magic even in my shadow, and it always leads me back to my light.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Currently, my work consists of Quantum Healing Arts in the entertainment industry. I have been initiated into Quantum healing via a Nigerian healer I work with in Mexico City, as well as a long lineage of women healers on my mother’s side that span from mediumship, tarot reading, astrology, dream and energy work. I utilize all of these tools in single sessions with clients as well as in a three months Quantum Journey program with clients, where I guide you through ritual magic that includes candle magic, moon magic and more as we work on your spiritual development. I also offer my stories and expertise as Co-Host through the podcast The Woke Mystix focused on astrology and spirituality. I also Co-Authored Astrology SOS with Hardie Grant Publishing and Chronicle Books, which is great for learning more on Retrogrades, Moon Phases, Saturn Returns, Equinoxes, Eclipses and Elemental Compatibility. I have been featured in Bustle, Instyle, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Mindbodygreen and more, and share on astrological transits as well as other spiritual topics.

You can also find me sharing mystic stories on Modern Mystic Chronicles Podcast, inspiring mystical living and finding magic in the mundane. The podcast is open for public submission if you are inspired to share your own story.

Who else deserves credit in your story?
My mother has consistently been my biggest inspiration. She danced me out of her womb, bringing me into a colorful world of culture and wonder. She raised me as an artist, a dancer, a healer and she cultivated entrepreneurship within me through her dance company, classes she put me in and her Tea House and Gallery. After moving to California she still maintained the biggest role in my life. When I started SWAJE, I designed all of the clothes and she sewed all of them, and she was at most of the craft fairs with me. She has mentored me through nourishing and blossoming my gifts as a healer and tended me with so much love. She is also the biggest inspiration for me. She is a yoga teacher and has been recognized for her abstract artwork in the Mayors Art Show in Oregon. She currently has a show up at a favorite wine bar in Eugene, Oregon as well as a show coming to the Eugene, Oregon Airport. She had me at 42 years old and continues to thrive, showing that age really is just a number and vitality, soul, depth and creativity is a life force that is everlasting.

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