Timaree and Sofia created Womanalia to provide a space for all women to share and grow together. They want to start a conversation about what it means to be a woman in today’s society, united by the experience of womanhood. Frustrated with what they felt was a lack of authentic spaces for women today, they set out to create an opportunity to explore what matters to women.
Originally from Portland, OR Timaree and Sofia had in some ways a very ordinary upbringing and in other ways, very extraordinary. Together, they have lived in different parts of the US including California, Texas, and Hawaii as well as Chile, Italy, Japan, Iceland, and Germany. They graduated from an American high school in Germany and each returned back to the US to pursue post-secondary degrees at a small college in southern Oregon.
By creating Womanalia, Timaree and Sofia strive to better understand themselves and who they want to be in this life. They want to redefine what it means to “have it all.”
You can read more about who they are and their individual stories below. They are excited to share their journey and connect with you to redefine modern womanhood!
Hello and Welcome!
I am a high school social studies teacher and mom of two. In my spare time…just kidding, what’s that? I like long walks and hiking through the forest. I also like laying in the sand and frolicking in the waves (I’m a Pisces) and my drink of choice is a lemon drop. I am also a real-life introvert.
Right now, I have taken some time off to stay home with my two sons. I am finishing a doctorate degree in educational leadership which basically means, I am an expert in creating learning activities and working with others to bring out the best in themselves. A big idea behind this work is looking at systems in our society that could function better and then creating programs to not just improve, but truly transform them.
For me, this started with the birth of my second child. I am a working professional, a mom, and a creator. Alas, however, I was utterly failing at balancing each of those roles. I needed to find a way to fulfill all aspects of who I am. I am also a woman in search of an author bio because we are so much more than what we do and although our actions define us, I think that our dreams can too. Womanalia is a way for me to create meaningful transformation in my life as well as those around me.
I want to explore all the messy bits of life; the systems that need some attention so that we can really dig deep into what matters to each of us. On this journey, I am also learning to slow down and appreciate that my destination is, as of yet, unknown. Womanalia represents the journey that we all undertake and an opportunity to grow through connection. Let’s get a little bit weird and see where we end up. Who knows, maybe together we will transform society.
Nice to meet you!
I am many things and I will still be many more. I am currently a Special Education teacher, a Realtor, and co-founder of Womanalia. There are not many things I love more than a peppermint mocha, fantasy novels, movie marathons, and take-out with my partner and boxer dog.
December of 2018, I was leaving my first full time teaching job and my time on the Big Island of Hawai’i was abruptly ending. This was a shock because that move was our forever move. My partner, Ziggy the boxer, and I moved to Portland, OR. Since then, I have been a substitute teacher, a full-time teacher, and began my real estate business. Now, I am entering on the journey of Womanalia!
I have a deep love for literature, communication, and mental and physical health. Since elementary school, I had my heart set on becoming a psychiatrist…that didn’t happen! But I believe in my many roles I am now able to be anything I set my mind to. At heart, I am a helper of people. I seek to listen, learn, and communicate.
I hope to build and be a part of an amazing, powerful group of women through Womanalia. Let’s learn from each other, talk with each other, and create together!