NYC native Audrey Dimola is an earth-centered artist, storyteller, and dancer; event curator and community organizer; sacred space-holder; youth mentor; and impassioned advocate for the ecological healing of our inner and outer worlds. Audrey’s rich experiences with Nature, the more-than-human world, and the True Self’s mythopoetic depths helped her reclaim and reconnect to the abundant Gift of her Own Life, and she vows to continue assisting others in walking between their own worlds and edge-spaces.
She holds a Certificate in Ecotherapy from The Earthbody Institute, a BA in Media Studies/English (Cum Laude; arts journalism!) from Hunter College, and is a Girls Write Now Writing Works mentor for the 2020-21 season. She is currently healing, exploring, and studying expansive embodiment practices and ecosomatics, with a sacred inquiry into wholeness beyond separate ideologies for mental, physical, or spiritual health.
Audrey has self-published 4 books of poetry and prose including the most recent “WILDLIGHT” and “THE BOOK OF LEGEND;” performed in venues both intimate and massive around NYC including The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (with experimental troupe Dzieci Theatre!), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Brooklyn Museum; and has nearly a decade of experience curating and hosting countless multidisciplinary arts events and working creatively in diverse communities. Since 2016 she has planned, provided, and managed a vibrant array of ever-expanding free public programming with over 150 partnerships for world-renowned waterfront art-space, Socrates Sculpture Park, in the beloved Queens neighborhood where she grew up.
Naturally emergent while heeding the soul’s calls of initiation, Audrey’s unique yet deeply rooted methods and modes of practice have been developed, honed, and explored through innate spiritual faculties and extrasensory perception, (inner and outer!) wilderness work, intuitive sense, lifelong artistic pursuits, and extensive on-the-ground experience, both person-to-person and in service to community and the environment.
She is an active proponent of encouraging a kin-centric relation to All Things (animal, plant, spirit, human); trauma-informed safe spaces for sharing; holistic alternatives to traditional narratives that are often disempowering and disconnected; the transformative power of looking inward instead of outward for guiding wisdom; and the vital importance of moving through these revelatory days with deep reverence, self-awareness, humor, and compassion.
WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY:
“Bewitching, ethereal, badass & real…” -poets settlement
“Soul-stirring, victoriously vulnerable, emotionally charged, fire-breathing…” -b.geraghty
“True artistry in motion with a courage that inspires.” -n.johannes
“A poet with a righteous warrior’s soul.” -j.belitsky
“Incredibly moving, validating, healing, cathartic, in your words, alchemical… legend. […] For those of us who cannot find either voice, expression, eloquence, strength, capacity, courage, physicality, or who have not yet come to the place in our journey where we can even begin to articulate our experience… I humbly thank you. Your willingness to be vulnerable, to trust the Universe and the rest of us with your story, your soul, heals not just you, but all of us.” -l.monet bevino
“A brave streak of lightning continuing to illuminate the hearts of everyone who knows her […] Thank you for your thunderous existence!” -r.green
“Inspiration incarnate.” -j.horstmeier
“Queens’ very own supreme creative force…” -s.vazquez
“Relentless in her powerful vulnerability and radical approach to performance…” -s.t.licardi
“A proponent of passion and the positive power of the present moment.” -n.ruhling
“You’re the human form of fire.” -o.koralashvili
“Poetic force of nature…” -m.geffner
“Vulnerable, daring, generous, entertaining…” -m.poels
“One of Queens’ art and literary gems…” – the sisSTAR loop
“Busting down walls with words, flint for heart fire…” -m.pasca
“A wildfire in a world of fluorescent bulbs.” -d.benigno
“An authentic and adventurous gatherer of souls and stories…” -s.toledano
“One of the few original wild spirits…” -s.ahmed
“A walking, talking, fully embodied supernova.” -s.t.licardi
“An absolute force..” – d.gorman
“A delightful storm of light and power!” -e.toney
“The personification of creativity, talent, and light…” -s.hussain
“The quintessential cultural place-setter…” -g.mangusso
“A force of nature, approaching everything with expertise, openness, honesty and joy.” -k.kitchen
“A testament to the human spirit…” -j.anastasio
“Full of joie de vivre and life force!” -t.fink
“After meeting her you get the feeling that at any moment she might sprout wings and fly off into the sunrise…” -t.bell
“The ‘REBEL POET of QUEENS’ who created a Queens literary community with the alchemy of a poetic wild heart!” -j.willette
“YOU ARE CHARISMA. FEARLESS.” -m.pasternack
“Audrey Dimola stands as a beacon for the literary and artistic community in Queens. She’s been hugely successful in uniting the community in her native borough and once you’ve met her, it is easy to see why. Her dynamic energy and passion for life shine through…” -idlewild magazine
“You’re a warrior of light and a beacon of strength for what words can do. Truly you are a force. One candle can fill a dark room. But a star…” -b.perdomo
“You have poetry in you, and it’s BURNING up inside like a VOLCANO! LET IT OUT…!” – one of my heroes, m.disuvero
In wildness is the preservation of the world.
If you don’t break your ropes while you’re alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?
But the heart refuses to be imprisoned; in its first and narrowest pulses, it already tends outward with a vast force, and to immense and innumerable expansions.
Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral. But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.
LIVE YOUR LEGEND!