MISSION AND VISION
adoptee activist, motivational speaker
By sharing her unique story of adversity as a transnational, interracial adoptee and shining light on her experiences as a queer woman of color, Allegretta, Alive encourages and inspires others to share their own stories and create their own life. She speaks at community gatherings, social events, conferences, and progressive, non-profit benefits around topics such as:
- Empowerment, leadership
- Women's issues, feminism
- Adoption, parenting/ family
- Mental health, suicide prevention
- LGBTQ movement
- People of color, racism
- Social change, civil rights
- The law of attraction
self-love mentor, portrait artist
Allegretta, Alive's healing sessions utilize the power of portraiture, self-love mentorship, and spiritual healing. She elevates live, portrait sessions into an alternative healing practice, where the participant is the Focus of the entire space and creates the direction of the session. Her renowned Portrait Healing sessions are creations of incredible works of art, manifestations of her vision to positively impact the lives of many (and her own), and a true, one-of-a-kind experience.
Self-love is a state of being. This state can be awakened to experience inner acceptance, healing, peace, and positivity, because who we believe we are shapes our external reality. Our experience of being alive is a reflection of how we feel about ourselves.
Allegretta grew up in a small town in Western New York state. There, she attended Catholic school from ages three to fourteen; however, she did not agree with Catholic teachings and quickly lost interest in religion. Not far from where she grew up, she attended Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York with a major in Illustration and minor in Business Administration. During her college years, she became more comfortable identifying as LGBTQ and explored Buddhist practices that were more in alignment with her natural beliefs.
After graduating college, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts to begin a career in graphic design and marketing. She had the privilege to work with progressive non-profit organizations that educated her about social politics and to become more empowered in her Asian-American identity.
In October 2017, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening that inspired her to recreate her life and to celebrate every moment of this unique experience of being alive. Allegretta, Alive is the manifestation of that awakening, and she is so full of joy and love for her new way of experiencing life.
Thank you for being a part of her journey.
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EDUCATE, EMPOWER, EVOLVE
Presenting her journey as a transnational, interracial adoptee through motivational speaking and an emphasis on self-love, these talks educate current and prospective adoptive parents, empower fellow adoptees, and benefit anyone affected by and interested in adoption.
Working with participants in a caring and safe space, this premium program uses the power of portraiture to heal wounds, transform self-image, and awaken self-validation.
Allegretta, Alive's portfolio of drawings and paintings explore spiritual themes, such as inner energy, meditation, and connection to pure consciousness.
Wheel-thrown in a present, meditative state, this collection of multi-functional, ceramic work features pieces that are safe to use in your dishwasher and oven. These have excellent use for coffee, tea, decor, storage, and more.
Limited Edition Merchandise
Continuing to impact the masses through her mission to promote self-love, she is selling high-quality clothing merchandise that feature her trademark slogans.
RESPECTED FOR PROFOUND RESULTS
ADOPTEE TALK: MY ADOPTEE EXPERIENCE AND ADOPTION AS TRAUMA (MARCH 31, 2018)
100% of attendees said the speaking event was beneficial
and would go to another Adoptee Talk.
2017 was a year of incredible and very painful change for me. But perhaps one redeeming thing about the year was getting to connect with Allegretta the last few months, and benefit from her spiritual insight and positive thinking. In our conversations, Allegretta has consistently encouraged me to dig deep to manifest my dreams and desires. In the first week of January, I entered an Instagram contest for a free spot in a week-long yoga retreat in Acapulco. Well, can you imagine my feelings of incredible awe and tremendous gratitude when I found out the following day that I won the spot?! Had it not been for Allegretta's words of persistence and intention, I don't think I even would have entered the contest - let alone won.
During my Portrait Healing session, Allegretta asked intentional questions that encouraged me to think critically about my life. She listened attentively to my responses and used them to frame the rest of the conversation. She presented viewpoints that were validating of my identity as well as my individual being.
I loved my Portrait Healing session! Regardless of if you are in need of self-healing or just want an incredible portrait of yourself, Allegretta provided me the best service. Also, she plays enchanting music and burns incense for the 3 hour session. The vibe is fantastic!
transformaTIONAL, self-love mentorship
Ready to experience her inspiring and profound Adoptee Talks?
Or would you like to sit down with her for a Portrait Healing Session?
SUPPORT AN EXTRAORDINARY CAUSE
By donating today, you choose to support Allegretta, Alive's vision and mission to reach and empower the masses to awaken self-love, positively transform lives, and create a world that prioritizes pure compassion.
Any gift you decide to give is enormously appreciated.