I am here to help women rise, within themselves and the world, by redefining and reimagining what it means to be feminine and powerful.
My name is Ayesha K. Faines and as the founder of Women Love Power®, my goal is to help women prioritize their desires, and reach their wildest dreams, by leveraging their natural instincts. My unique expertise is exploring the subversive ways that women have acquired and wielded power throughout history. I share my bold ideas about feminine power, archetypal mythology, gender politics and intersectionality with audiences all over the world as a writer, lecturer, and media commentator. More importantly, on this platform, I create thought-provoking content and educational programming aimed at helping smart, ambitious women develop a unique skill-set and worldview, that empowers them to live and love on their own terms.
I’ve presented at a number of colleges and universities including the University of British Columbia, Columbia University, Indiana University, Temple University, Rice University, The Fashion Institute of Technology and many more. My provocative ideas have been the subject of viral videos and features on MTV, Entertainment Tonight, Essence, Insider, Hot 97, My9TV, Afropunk, the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden Radio Show and a variety of other media outlets. I’ve had the divine fortune to serve as creative muse to a number of artists and I appear on Moses Sumney’s Grae album, speaking, alongside artists Jill Scott, Ezra Miller and Taiye Selasi, as well as jazz trumpeter Marquis Hill’s Love Tape where my musings on love are sampled along with the likes of Eartha Kitt, Abbey Lincoln and Phylicia Rashad. As the sex & love columnist for Zora magazine, a Medium publication, you can read my work exploring the intersection of love and power, or watch me in action on The Grapevine TV, a digital talk show, where I’m a featured panelist.
Ayesha Faines presents lecture on the ‘femme fatale’ in myth and popular culture at the University of British Columbia.
Ayesha Faines talks “Women Love Power” as a guest-host on ET Canada Live.
Women Love Power® is an educational platform designed to catapult world-class women to success with smart, thought provoking content and educational programming that encompasses soft power, self-mastery, and sacred sensuality. I established this company in 2015. Prior to that, I worked as a television news reporter and financial journalist. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Yale University in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations.
When I’m not working, I am often dancing (or antiquing). I perform and compete salsa ‘on 2’ as a member of Reinas del Tumbao, a pro-team based in the greater NYC area. I also enjoy reading, running, poetry, beaches, and attending live shows.
Dynamic women, who grab the world by the lapels, fascinate me.
They always have.
For over a decade, I studied the inner lives of history’s most fascinating women, distilling their stories and ancient wisdom into fresh ideas that pertain to today. Overtime, I’ve come to realize that the ‘feminine principle’– the powerful, creative force inside all women, is the key to not only power, but a more balanced and harmonious society. The values of the feminine principle– creativity, emotional depth, radical trust, conservation, intuition, and reverence for the sacredness of all life– must be reintroduced into every realm of civilization if we are to experience more fulfilling lives, gratifying relationships, and a safer world.
The feminine principle, when harnessed, radically changes the nature of our relationship with ourselves, and others, and the systemic suppression of the feminine impacts our world in devastating ways–from global warming, to war, and poverty, the effects of suppressing, and denying the feminine are catastrophic.
It is my belief that the Universe leans towards justice and balance, and as such, we are in the midst of a massive return to feminine consciousness. As we grapple with divisive global crises, we are all witness to the struggle for peace, equality and balance at every level of society. For me, one thing is clear– this new world doesn’t work without powerful women. We need women, at their best, taking up space, and bringing their powerful love, and their loving power, to politics, to communities, to boardrooms, to families and even the most intimate of relationships.
I named my platform Women Love Power (not just powerful men) because if studying history’s most beguiling women taught me anything, it’s this: the Cleopatra’s of the world don’t succeed because they behave and wait patiently for a hero. The spoils of life and love go to women who are brazen enough go for what they want, and bold enough to believe they deserve it.
In our society women are taught to fear power– to spurn it even. The greatest texts on power were written by men, for the benefit of men. We are subtly taught that power is the antithesis of what it means to be feminine, but it is absolutely necessary if we are to experience emotionally satisfying relationships, and maximize our potential in business, community, government and at home. Power is the ability to get your needs and desires met. For the modern woman, it’s a survival skill.
Therefore, women must acquire power if they are to be the change they wish to see. And this empowerment does not entail merely imitating men. We possess a subversive power that is overwhelming, indestructible and uniquely our own.
I hope that my work leaves you inspired and powerful beyond measure. I’d love to connect with you one-on-one. For speaking and media inquiries, send an email to [email protected] or send your comments using the contact form below. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube and you can join the Women Love Power Facebook and Instagram.
With loving power and powerful love,
Ayesha K. Faines