Who We Are: The Red Thread Nation is a self declared tribe of women creatives. We are poets, artists, dancers, poets, dreamers, healers, visionaries and change makers. We are a community of women dedicated to creativity, connection, conversation and collaboration. We come from different geographies and genealogies, and many of us have never before felt we ‘fit’. We seek to discover what makes us the same in the most basic ways and how we can be a part of something larger than ourselves while not lose sight of our individual visions. The Red Thread Nation is a place where we choose to participate in defining and developing a culture of heart and creativity.

What We Believe: The Red Thread Nation is founded in the knowledge that healing is possible through creativity. We know that all beings are inherently creative. When women are given the tools to create a path of healing and self expression, the ability to transform their lives is in their hands. We believe that inside of every single being resides an internal navigation system which is deeply connected with that person’s core identity and ability to self express. At the very heart of our work is teaching women how to access this guidance for themselves and use it in the authoring of lasting change in their lives.

What We are Offering: The Red Thread Nation is a platform for transformation without borders. We are committed to forging connections between art, healing and women worldwide. Our delivery vehicle for this is our educational courses, published materials and magazine, our newly-formed non-profit Intentional Creativity Foundation, and community with a common vision to lift up the stories and images of women’s work.

Our delivery platform is three-fold: 1. School: global online and in-person creativity education through Cosmic Cowgirls University and the Courses and Sessions offered by our Color of Woman Certified Teachers 2. Community: Thriving culture that is guided by love and creative self expression that gathers online through social forums, on the phone for circle calls, and through in person gatherings. 3. Our Red Thread Nation Journal: Articles and conversations that empower all people to cause and create a vital life, a life where you author your future and become who you were born to be. And we will have more now that our Intentional Creativity Foundation is underway!

Where We are Rooted: The Red Thread Nation is forged from a mutual desire to serve, empower and bless and is a collaboration of two sister communities founded by Shiloh Sophia McCloud.The Red Thread Nation is a collaborative project guided by Cosmic Cowgirls University, (founded in 2006) and The Color of Woman School, (founded in 1994).  Cosmic Cowgirls Ink LLC is a United States based member owned partnership that is dedicated to transformational education in the visionary arts and entrepreneurship. The Color of Woman School is an International teacher training in the Color of Woman Method created by Shiloh Sophia McCloud that teaches a style of cathartic healing painting that makes it possible for anyone to paint, and discover healing.  The Red Thread Nation is a collaboration of community, not a legal structure or organized corporation but a gathering of women. 

The Intentional Creativity movement has grown out of all these roots and we have now moved into new territory with our newly formed Intentional Creativity Foundation. We will share more news as we get the pieces in place. 

Who Should Join Us: All women who feel called to creative connections with other women. You can join this circle and conversation through subscribing and learning about what we are up to and then choosing to join us for our virtual and in person circles and courses. We are an open invitation to all women who are called to a part of something larger, all women who desire to discover and express their core identity, and women who want see what personal and collective revolution a tribe of wild women creatives can instigate. Joining means you will be kept in the loop about our courses, our community and our work in the world via our articles on the