Jessica Peterson

Creator & Curator

During my pregnancy with my son, Rowen, I went through a relentless, and often exhilarating, process of watching my identity evaporate.  It was a hormone driven spiritual journey beyond my control.  I felt like the primordial ooze inside a caterpillar's cocoon, I was the imaginal cells that spawn the butterfly. 

Through the process of bringing my son into the world in June of 2015, I also gave birth to my-self in so many ways. I was remarkably transformed by that experience.  And then the real effort began.  We were now parents entrusted with a precious life. 

It was through the day to day unfolding of my new identity as a mama and the willingness to embrace an ancient grief for the lineage of mothers who have raised humanity that my heart was set ablaze and the essence of mamacitta took hold.  I became filled with an overwhelming passion and desire to explore the reaches of what was possible through the act of parenting. I wanted to understand how surrendering to the commitment and holding the explicit intention of fostering a whole, compassionate, integrated, embodied and thriving child could elevate my own sense of wholeness, fulfillment, authenticity, and purpose while fueling an ever increasing capacity to meet the world from a place of love. 

A deep need for community inspired me to create this space for The Path to be explored together.  So was born Mamacitta, the site.  Thank you for being here!

I live in Portland, Oregon with my Husband, Matthew, and our Son, Rowen Magnus.