Hedo History & Mojo Bio

History of an Activist Entrepreneur & Community Director

Mojo was born a Muslim. He saw firsthand, the way Islam punishes women who dare to express their sexuality. Islam has harsh sanctions on a woman exploring her sexuality outside of marriage compared to men, who have much more freedom.

Mojo's travels and education gave him inspiration, ideas, and insight to make a difference in the world but also to have fun. With a background in Sociology and Women's Studies and travels to 36 countries, Mojo has a lifetime of observing how sexual dysfunctions affect society and the world.

In 2004, he founded the Hedonisia Hawaii Eco-Community. Combining his love for entrepreneurship with his idealism, he decided to base the community around eco-tourism and eco-feminism.

In May 2018, the Kilauea volcanic eruption destroyed the Hedonisia community. 75% of the property is now covered in lava rock.

After the loss of his community, Mojo moved to Portland, OR. He continues to live there while managing the Rebirth Hedonisia Crowdfund to return and rebuild Hedonisia Hawaii.

Mojo at Hedonisia Hawaii before it was taken by the volcano

After the eruption, Mojo continued work on the various projects managed by the community.

During the course of his travels and combined with his belief in open communication, he developed the PRePP approach to dealing with feelings of offense when confronted by "micro-aggressions", jokes, criticism, ignorance and stereotypes.

He experienced the effects of intersectionality actually in social, educational and professional settings. He saw it as creating more prejudice and division in groups and organizations. He found that those who wallowed in feelings of oppression tended to also be anxious and depressed. After all, they are seeing prejudice everywhere.

Mojo has many social identities. He found that by having fun with them, not always seeing them as oppressions, was a wonderful way to travel the world and meet different kinds of people in a way that was much more genuine than the shallow greetings of a typical tourist. With this knowledge, he settled down and created an ecofeminist community in Hawaii as a male.

One of the most exciting post-volcano projects is Intersecting Identity Play Conversation Workshops. He created this zoom group in response to the increasing division and difficulty between people of different genders, races and orientations when community with each other. It is based on conversation guidelines developed at the Hedonisia Hawaii EcoFeminist Community.

Mojo is a member of Empowered Pleasure where he hosts the Adult Communication Workshops.

Mojo identifies as Queer, BIPOC, Ex-Muslim, Indian, immigrant. short, skinny, natural disaster refugee and Free Speech Liberal who loves politically incorrect humor and having fun with labels.

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