Amanda Fall: creator, editor, & publisher of The Phoenix Soul. I am a gatherer of good. Sacred-seeker. Joy-finder. Heart-on-her-sleever.

My mission:

Speak love into hidden hurts.
Find the intersection of Spirit and self, where healing waits.
Connect and commune with kindred, in that startling space where we are so alike.
And let love, love, love be my anthem.

current staff contributors:


Maureen Helms Blake
(Bitter & Beautiful column; proofreader)

:: Maureen is a sturdy pioneer no longer content to let labels like Good, Bad, Success, Failure, Beautiful, Ugly hold her back. She chooses instead to embrace The Whole Glorious Mess.


De Jackson

:: De is a parent, a poet, a Pro Crastinator, and above all else, a lover of words. Her muse is a mermaid, and her soul migrates between Lake Tahoe and the ocean (she visits it at least twice a year). She writes just about daily at Whimsy Gizmo.


suzanne l. vinson
(essays, artwork, photography)

:: suzanne is an artist and gatherer who delights in daily living. you'll often find her seated at the table, gathering folks near.
website + etsy + instagram + fb 


Nolwenn Petitbois

:: Nolwenn is a Gratitude Warrior. Truth Advocate. Words Collector. Mixed Media Artist. Art Journaler. Story Teller. Lover. Mom of 2. Quirky Weirdo. Spiritual Soul. Visit her website, Etsy, and Instagram.


Kyeli Smith
(Embody Your Brave column)

:: Kyeli is a wild mystic mermaid witch, swimming in the depths of the Love. She's a podcaster + writer + poet + photographer + singer. Obsessed with selfies. Queer. Fierce intersectional feminist, working for social justice. Radical self-and-body-love advocate. Geeky gamer girl. Sensitive + strong, fiery + sweet. Always up to shenanigans. Believer in faeries (and in you!).


VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia
(intuitive artwork)

:: VersAnnette, a.k.a "Verse," is an abstract painter, poet, facilitator, and speaker on a mission to infuse the world with healing energy and light. Her business, Soul Revival Healing Arts, is where you can find her original art, prints, upcoming exhibits, and creative projects. Visit her Facebook & Instagram. She’s currently writing her second book, soil.water.truth.

feature Soul Rise Stories interviews include:

Emily Washines, A’Driane Nieves, Kara Ashley-Gilmore, Jen Morris

Emily Washines, A’Driane Nieves, Kara Ashley-Gilmore, Jen Morris

Stephanie Gagos, Samantha Kira Harding, Jennifer Albin, Anab Roa

Stephanie Gagos, Samantha Kira Harding, Jennifer Albin, Anab Roa


Jen Lemen, Cory Sipper, Carly Mojica, Stephanie Perkinson.
Alisha Sommer, Elloa Atkinson, Heather A. Mattern, Pixie Lighthorse.
Melody Ross, Andrea Schroeder, Josh Solar, Christine Mason Miller.
Maya Zaido, Robert Lee Brewer, Mandy Steward & Teresa Robinson, Liv Lane.
erica simpson, Violette Clark, Jessica Leigh Brogan, Anna Meade.

& many more

former staff contributors:


Melissa Fernandez (essays, artwork, photography)

Laurie Blackwell (coloring pages)


Beth Morey (poetry, essays, artwork, photography)

Carissa Paige (Intuitive Voyages; artwork, essays, photography)

Julia Fehrenbacher (poetry)

Teresa Robinson (Evolutions column; artwork, essays, photography)

michelle gd (photography, poetry)

Natasha Reilly (creativity coach, Tasha's Greenhouse column in Sprout online magazine)

Bo Mackison (photography, essays)

Marcie Scudder (photography, essays)


returning guests include:


Kolleen Harrison, rachel awes, Anna Meade;

Jenna Whittaker, Lori Portka, Vivienne McMaster;

Hali Karla, Liz Lamoreux, kelly barton 

& many more