Hey there! My name is Stephanie Uhranowsky.
I am a communications and marketing professional.
I am also a wolf trapped in a human suit.
The call of the wild has been sounding for some time and I’ve only just begun to answer it.
Writing my own story, the one where I alone control the narrative, is of utmost importance. It should be of utmost importance to you too when it comes to writing your own. In addition, there is the discovery of more ancient stories, ones from long before we were born, passed down through the generations by our ancestors, the ones that empower us and help us to reclaim the wild woman within.
These stories cry out to the internal warrior. They call for reversion, to dial back our lives in order to live more simply forgoing the agendas of modern society. They will take us back to a time where humans called upon nature to heal and survive – both physically and spiritually. Where our ties to the natural world resonated from deep within. These stories call for a reawakening of our hearts. To reconnect with the feminine energy of our Mother Earth. To balance the feminine with the masculine, the tamer parts of ourselves with the feral. To plant our feet deep within the earthy soil and take root – grounding ourselves in the here and now and to our most authentic self. To live in an awakened state, to live with intention and integrity, to rediscover what was lost among the social fray.
These are the stories that will take us home to where the wild things are. To where our soul ignites. To the place where we become the heroine of our own story.
I am the seeker of these stories as I continue to write my own.
Currently, I work at a nonprofit organization that provides support services to individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities. Here, I am the Director of Marketing and Events – the first staff member in 45 years to have a full-time position dedicated to both internal and external communications.
I left the corporate world because something was missing there. I loved the company I worked for, the team I worked with, and the professional role I was in. But my true passion lies in helping others. I needed my work to align more closely with making a difference, cultivating change, inspiring others, and giving back to my community, to the greater collective.
The mission of this agency is one of inclusion and equality, of embracing differences and diversity, of encouraging self-advocacy and independence, and providing individualized support that focuses on the strengths and abilities of a person, not a disability. I love that about this agency and I am proud to be part of their mission.
Someday though, I hope to break out on my own full-time, aligning my love of nature and of the wild self with helping others on their personal journey towards discovery, health, mindfulness, and well being. I believe nature has this innate ability to heal us from the inside out when we allow ourselves to reconnect with it. How embracing both nature and our wild self have the capacity to help us on our journey towards healing from trauma and our past, to allow the space we need to be who were are and live the life we wish to, unbound by the constraints and confines of modern society and the societal norms it imposes on us. . I wish to inspire and empower others to discover their most authentic self and fully embrace who they are, and to appreciate the journey we must take on our own in order to do so.
Formally, I was an SEO Analyst and Client Results Team Lead at Net Driven, an internet marketing company focused on independent automotive businesses. There, I was like the mysterious Wizard of Oz, only behind a computer screen not a curtain. I worked behind the scenes to make websites search-friendly and help to optimize them through unique and quality content. I did a lot more than that too, and I’d be glad to discuss it further if you’re curious.
I also spent the better part of a decade as a Veterinary Technician and loved every moment of it – even the parts where I got pissed on.
I have experience in marketing, PR, copy writing, creative writing, social media content creation and management, brand development, media relations, event planning, fundraising, community outreach, nonprofit management, project management, team management, volunteer and intern management, client management, case management, client relations, client education, retail management, customer service, SEO and Google Analytics, digital marketing, strategic communications, animal care, and more.
I also plan to enroll in an online herbal medicine immersion course which will take around two years to complete and I have been accepted into a Forest Therapy Certification Program for 2020 which will take 6 months to complete.
My friends might tell you that I am a shieldmaiden. They’re not lying. It’s true. I’m a modern day Viking.
I get emotionally attached to fictional characters as if they were real people.
I will keep buying books even though my shelves are overflowing and bowing from the weight of the books I haven’t yet read.
I have an extensive collection of Norse Mythology and Viking Age history books.
I am more afraid of living an unfulfilled life than I am of dying.
I plan to publish a memoir someday.
I am a sexual assault survivor. My voice concerning this trauma was silenced for over a decade. I hope that in some way, I can help other survivors through the telling of my story and journey towards healing.
When I get super excited about something, my voice gets really loud and I talk with my hands.
I am introverted by nature and I love solitude. Like, really, really love it.
I have a tendency to attach songs to people, places, and memories.
I try to see the beauty in everything.
I’m very passionate about certain social causes, the main one being hunger & homelessness. I’m the founder of The NOMAD Project. My mission is to spread awareness on a local level, advocate for change, and with the help of fellow supporters, donate supplies to those in need.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
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