about allyssa

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Hello! My name is Allyssa Milán, and I’m a New Englander living in Austin, Texas.

I moved here on a whim in 2011, and never looked back.

believe in the power and possibility of creative self-expression. 

I have delivered talks and performances to audiences of all sizes, and nothing thrills me more than when people leave feeling moved, enthralled, and ignited.

I love weaving my energy into a space—whether on the page, the stage, or in front of a camera—to deliver enchanting and mysterious, curious and playful, or emotional and evocative experiences for all those who are present and engaged.

I was inspired to create the life of my dreams after struggling with obesity, emotional distress, and anxiety for over a decade. I was a people-pleaser who did too much for others, and wasn’t focusing in on what I most wanted. I now see that this is the only way for us to truly be of service to the world. When I was 25, I left yet another unhealthy, unsatisfying, but “safe” relationship, and stepped into the trajectory of a life-changing decision…

I won’t settle for anything less than my deepest desires.

And… neither should you.

My question is this:

If we aren’t connecting with ourselves and others in a way that is authentic, empowered, and inspired, then what are we doing here?

These days, my focus is, well, expressing myself. In all the various ways I do.

(And helping you express yourself and uncover your deepest desires, too!)

I can’t imagine living without the vibrancy of city life, and I can’t imagine going a day without being somehow quietly connected to nature. My apartment is a Parisian-styled hub of beauty and pleasantries. I feel equally inspired by Anaïs Nin, Maya Angelou, Beyoncé, Björk, and Oprah. I love meditating by candlelight, drinking tea, being silly with adorable humans, adorning my body with dazzling things, and tearing up the dance floor.

i.e. I don’t like being boxed in.

I am equal parts creatively vibrant, spiritually awake, and unconventionally alive.

All about that chakra alignment.

Fun Facts

LOVES: Singing, dancing, acting, modeling, writing, dressing up, exploring new cities, sharing tea and delightful, meaningful conversation

ASTROLOGICAL MAKE-UP: Sun, Venus, and Pluto in Scorpio, Moon in Pisces, Rising Sign in Virgo

FAVOURITE BOOKS: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. , said the shotgun to the head by Saul Williams. Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

FAVOURITE FILMS: Amelie, Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Closer, Clueless, Practical Magic, The Last Unicorn, American History X, El Laberinto del Fauno, American Beauty, and many, many more…

BEST TEXT MESSAGE COMPLIMENT: “I was looking at the rain and how everything is changed by it… and that made me think of you.”

MY MISSION: To share my heart through my voice, words, and presence.

MY VISION: A world over-flowing with compassion, celebration, and creativity.

© 2017 Allyssa Milán

Photos by Vallejo