EcoFeminist Community in Hawaii

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The 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption destroyed our community in Hawaii.

Hedonisia Post-Volcano Volunteer, Intern & Guest Programs

We are still waiting for the county to restore road access. In the interim, we offer scaled down versions of our Intern, Volunteer or Guest programs at these nearby locations:

  1. Hedonisia Guava Land. Until we can return to our post-volcano land, we are building a sustainable tiny home using locally sourced wood. This will be a temporary base for Hedonisia until we can return to our volcano home.
  2. Kamaili Forest Farm. We are working with the owners of this property to provide lodgings and volunteer opportunities under many of the pre-volcano Hedonisia community guidelines.

Approved interns can work on the Hedonisia EcoFeminist Web Portfolio as part of their intern duties.

As an eco-feminist community, Hedonisia has focused on female empowerment through our policies, practices, and web projects.

We emphasize that living in the jungle and learning self-reliance and stoicism can be very empowering for women who realize they can do a lot for themselves without having to rely on men.

The natural exposure you have in the Hawaiian rain forest will help sharpen many skills, including some you may not even know you possess.

Eco-feminism draws connections between the feminist and environmental movements. It equates the treatment of women on the planet with the treatment of Mother Earth. It also references the fact that women's work in the world is traditionally more closely connected to the planet.

Intern and Jungle Queen Kim - 2018

At Hedonisia, we believe the best method of learning is through doing, and you get the chance to do a whole lot.

Many women report how surprised at how multifaceted and handy they are. Identifying your strengths is one of the most empowering things you can do.

It is not feminist to ‘coddle’ a female with only gentle feedback. We help you with our guidelines on environmental adaptation and empowerment as you settle into your volunteer or intern life.

With our Jungle Queen program, women tend to become stronger when allowed the opportunity to be challenged by real jungle. When a woman feels comfortable and confident to navigate the jungle without needing a man she feels strong and independent. It is why many women have told us they choose to volunteer, intern or simply be a guest in our little rainforest Hawaiian community.

Pre-Volcano Historical & Sentimental Video

Here is a beautiful video which we created about our pre-volcano community in 2015. All the video shots of the community show a structure and system that was lost to the lava.

If you arrive as an intern today, your experience will not be as communal as before as nearly every part of the Hedonisia property featured, was destroyed by lava.

However, if you do resonate with any of the projects in our portfolio, you would be able to work on them as part of your internship.

Pre-Volcano Intern Manager Testimonial: Hedonisia has given me so much growth!  I am eternally grateful for the family I have made & the experiences we've shared. I came here a co-dependent burnt-out young woman. I am leaving a spiritually sound stress-free Fairy:-) This has been my first time traveling without my family.  I cannot wait to keep learning from the work I do and the people I've met. I will always consider Hedo my home and I hope to come back.  Thank you for everything this community has given me. I will miss my Intern Team so incredibly much. I'll stay in touch. Love and Light always <3 Emily 2015

Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Feminist Community Information:

  1. Female Travelers in Hawaii. We try to address the needs and concerns of females who are traveling alone or with other women in Hawaii.
  2. Consent Culture Community. Guidelines and policies we developed for a fun, harmonious, and safe community.
  3. Jungle Queens. We give women the tools and structure to become empowered physically, intellectually, creatively, and in nature in our rainforest community.
  4. Male Feminists. We welcome male feminists and guys who are supportive of empowered females into any of our programs.
  5. Portfolio of EcoFeminist Entrepreneur web projects. This is a core part of our community that volunteers and interns can work on as part of their duties.