For many years I struggled with how to define myself. Cultural labels, norms & categorizations never seemed to address the complexity and nuance of my everyday experience and it was challenging for me to rationalize my divergent interests and avant-garde thinking into the limited scope of what I felt were the world’s expectations of me.

I went from being a passionate, creative and imaginative young person to an unengaged and discouraged adult, trapped in a cage of my own making.

At 28 I faced with multiple traumatic events that helped break me open and re-acquaint me with my authentic self. After decades of living according to other people’s expectations, I made a decision to walk out on anything and everything that didn’t authentically serve me or the world I wanted to live in.

Professionally, I’ve worn many hats. I spent nearly a decade in the natural products industry, overseeing marketing at Brad’s Raw Foods, Mamma Chia and Suja Juice. Following that I worked as a consultant, assisting 20+ brands with creative marketing, product development and content creation. I am a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Astrologer, have a BA in Gender & Sexuality from Sarah Lawrence College, and studied Sexuality and Religion at the University of Amsterdam. My Podcasts, “A Millennial’s Guide to Saving the World” and “Whore Rapport” are available wherever you listen to Podcasts.

My intention is simple. Through curiosity, creativity and conversation, I want to encourage others to dream new dreams, ask new questions & interpret the world in new ways. In aligning my inner and outer self, I hope to inspire others in doing the same.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

anya kaats

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
-Howard Thurman