Our Starwalkers

Katleho Mallela (Kat) was born March 4, 1995 in Kempton Park, South Africa. She has been training as an actress since the age of 12 and is currently getting an Associate Degree in Acting for Film at the New York Film Academy. Katleho is a victim of sexual and physical abuse and comes from a world where your body can be grounds for a crime. In South Africa, it is estimated that 40% of women will be raped in their lifetime, and she wants to use her voice for the first time in her life to speak out against this violent crime. She is walking for the victims and survivors of domestic violence and rape who cannot speak, are too afraid to speak, and for those who didn’t live to speak.

Jasmine Akbari was born August 6, 1991 in Blackpool, England. She lived in the UK until she was 10 when she migrated to Australia with her family. She was born to an Iranian father and a half Iranian mother. Passionate about theatre since her early youth, Jasmine has been writing plays and acting since she was a child and recently graduated with a BFA in acting. She lived in New York City for 5 years working in the theatre and lived in Kerala, India for a year working closely with Amrithavarshini, a charity group for people with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). She is an activist for equality and wants to use her art as her platform to combat ethical and societal oppression.

Janhavi Panwar is ‘India’s Wonder Girl’. At her current age of 14, Ms. Panwar is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Delhi University when most kids her age are studying in the 8th grade. Additionally, Janhavi is linguistically talented and speaks basic French, Japanese, English, Hindi and Haryanavi and has mastered eight foreign accents.

Nadia Ahmad is a single mother of 2 children from one of the most conservative areas of Pakistan. She has faced numerous challenges raising her children including her decision to quit a well-paid corporate job after 16 years to become a stay at home mom. Now, after recently divorcing and with no financial support from her ex-husband, she struggles to make ends meet as an Uber driver.

Jennifer Johnson Lee is a single mother of two working in retail, an aspiring astrologer, and a local activist in her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois USA. She devotes her time to writing, studying, and demonstrating the law of attraction. Jennifer is committed to empowering marginalized women through the teaching of self-mastery and visualization. She is walking the Camino to connect with the Divine Feminine and to raise awareness around the PTSD of rape and sexual assault on women and to give a voice to those survivors who were not believed.

Violet Stoeker is a 17-year-old Los Angeles native attending Grand Arts High School for visual arts. Recently, Violet got into a teen photography program at the Getty Museum and through her residency, she is working on her photo essay about women’s health, a topic she’s passionate to learn more about. Violet grew up with two gay dads and a brother, making her the only girl in her household. Homelife created new dynamics after her parents got divorced and both remarried, now giving her 4 fatherly figures. Her experience has been both brutal and beautiful.

There is much she wants to learn from women. She’s had to develop her own idea of feminism from the time she began puberty. During this time, she realized she was completely alone on her journey to womanhood. Recently, Violet was diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety from an apparent lack of self identity and the confusion of growing up in a masculine household. Violet is walking the Camino to connect with other women and to find and identify with her inner feminine.

Luri Sorroche Alejos was born on December 23, 1989 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona), Spain. She has a degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (INEF) and has the national football coach title. Unfortunately, in Spain, as in many countries in Europe, football (soccer) clubs are still not betting on women coaches, which pushed her to seek new and distant destinations including the U.S.A., China, and India. In India, her latest country, she had 3 very successful years as the technical director and head coach of a male team in the state of Gujarat. Nowadays, she is managing a senior men’s team of the 3rd Catalan division, which is a step forward towards reaching a professional football league. Just like when one walks the Camino, she believes that it is the little steps that give more vision to see that ALL IS POSSIBLE, and she trusts she will reach both her goals.

Mischelle Brown is intersexed, Jewish/African-American, nomadic, sentient being from Denver, Colorado. She is Mischelle Brown, or a.k.a. Colorado Levy-Modern Day Conjurer. By design, she was born a ball player learning how to navigate spaceship Earth through one handed bounce passes, mid-range jump shots, offensive rebounds and cross-overs. Her purpose has always been to serve self by being of service to others. Presently, she is on a pleasure seeking pilgrimage investigating how to make art, make friends, make love, and build community with the one hope to flourish her human self and to inspire other humans to do the same.