What is your role in the Salty Souls Experience ?
I’m the one writing, researching, editing and interviewing inspiring people and their stories, and inspecting the contents of my own brain for the #inspiration blog. I also take care of the social media and Salty community, and now I am also moving into a teaching role at the retreats, which I’m so excited about.
What’s your background and how did you acquire those skills ?
I studied journalism and professional writing in Perth, Australia. I have been writing for online magazines aside of Uni since I was 18. My first forage into online publishing was with this feminist news and media site that let me swear as much as I wanted and write the kind of taboo subjects that had my mum going ‘Cait, do you have to put that on the internet?’ Then I was editor of my university magazine, and completed a range of internships in Perth and interstate, paid and unpaid. Since then I have been working with the Salty Souls for 2+ years, and alongside a few healers and mentors in that time, which has given me great experience in the world of retreats and self development.
What’s your biggest challenge within the Salty Souls Experience ?
Time differences! The whole Salty team travel a lot and so its not uncommon that we’ll be on opposite sides of the globe trying to tee up a good time for work meetings. When ones awake, the other is asleep, and vice versa. Other people wake up with texts from our lovers, I wake up to Salty-related messages from Erika and Marie-Christine! It seriously can be an around-the-clock job sometimes, because all our clocks are different. So that’s fun.
Ninja super skill people don’t know you possess ?
I make stuff disappear. Literally. “My biggest weakness is that I lose my purse a lot… but my biggest strength is I always get it back.” – Ilana Glazer, Broad City.
Favorite place in the world ?
Anywhere I can write and surf and not be judged for wearing the same t-shirt three days in a row. Right now home is El Zonte, El Salvador, and my home country Australia is pretty bomb, too.
What gets you the most excited in life ?
Writing! Surf! Connecting with likeminded souls. Helping women to stand in their truth and speak their desires and know their strength. And learning, researching and listening to everything I can to better myself as an intersectional feminist.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done ?
Every time I decide ‘yes’ to something that scares me, because I know it will drastically change my life. The stuff that makes my heart beat so fast with nerves I feel like I’m going to die. When Erika (cofounder) said ‘want to come to El Salvador?’ (introducing me to my new home country) When someone else asked me ‘want to come to New Mexico and dance with some witches in the desert?’ (Introducing me to a new exciting way of connecting with other women and my Deeper Self) When I met an eccentric Salvadoran man and decided to say ‘yes’ to the process of falling in love (NAWWH but seriously, that sh*t is scary.)