Women have the power to change the world if only they are given the opportunities to do so. But with how overlooked, abused, disrespected, and misconceived their roles are, they have not been able to maximize their potential and awaken to their real purpose in life. Io Midori, known as Phonetic Jawn, has utilized her multifaceted artistry to bring about change and benefit to women all over the world.
This artist hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and is an alumna of Southern New Hampshire University. She has a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature with a minor in philosophy. She went on to major in English language and literature/Mexican American studies in graduate school at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley.
Her track record shows extensive experiences and a long list of accomplishments that have prepared Phonetic Jawn to be the change-marker that she currently is. At a young age, she already was acknowledged for being a genius, for being creative, and for her skills not only in public speaking but also in poetry and article writing.
Growing up in Memphis, where she learned about the civil rights movement and slavery, she was afforded opportunities to be selected for programs such as Bridges Leadership Conference and the Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking, all of which helped hone her leadership abilities and deepened her understanding of multiculturalism. Moreover, the different circumstances she has been through have enabled Phonetic Jawn to relate to any situation and see the world through other people’s eyes.
As a brand, her self-named venture was a response to her realization that she was better suited to running her own business than working in corporate America. The years Phonetic Jawn has spent in the music scene have opened her eyes to how every industry has contributed to the oppression and disrespect faced right now, particularly by women. And now, her artistry acts as instruments to bring about divine change and they include freestyling, abstract art, poetry, culinary arts, spiritual life coach, and much more.
Aside from being the creative mind behind her artistic and spiritual establishment, Phonetic Jawn is also set to be the founder of two much-needed initiatives: the Goddess Rehabilitation Center and the Goddess Institute. The Goddess Rehabilitation Center is intended to be a platform for homeless women and children as well as for the survivors of sex trafficking and abuse. Her other brainchild is for women to learn their true nature as Queens and Goddesses and will serve as an avenue for educating people on the importance of the divine feminine energy. In doing so, she is fulfilling her soul’s purpose of establishing world peace and balancing the divine feminine and masculine energies.
This forty-one-year old is immensely passionate about her cause and does not believe in being restricted by a single medium to express herself and approach the fruition of her mission. With her inspiration from the divine architect, Phonetic Jawn allows music, art, poetry, life, and anything else that may come across her path to become her muses. And at the end of every day, her every effort is geared toward making an impact and encouraging others to do their part in making the world a more peaceful and harmonious place.