I love Heidiminx. Platonically, that is (I’m happily married!), and from a distance — because I’ve never met her. So maybe it’s more accurate to say that I love the idea of her, of what she’s doing, and how she’s doing it.
So who is she? Well, according to an interview presented by the great Alarm magazine:
“Heidiminx is the founder of online forum Punk Rock Domestics, fashion line Franky & Minx, and most recently, Built on Respect (builtonrespect.com), a nonprofit dedicated to helping Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala, India. Her current mission finds her in Dharamsala for three months, teaching English, computers, and sustainable business models at the Tibet Hope Center (THC), a non-governmental organization.
“Businesswoman, activist, teacher, fundraiser, fashionista — Heidiminx is many things, but she’s no dilettante. Punk rock, DIY, and Buddhism sound like clashing interests, but she has managed to make them harmonize.”
Right on. That’s what it’s all about — bringing all the aspects of our life together and putting them into our practice; making them our practice.
You can read the whole interview here. And if this sort of thing interests you even a smidgen as much as it does me, I hope you’ll check out my three-part Shambhala Sun Audio interview with Noah Levine, who (also) beautifully embodies the Punk Rock/DIY/Buddhist ethic and energy: