Healing internalized misogyny and rising through self-love one story at a time

“Shame dies when stories are told in safe spaces.”

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A How Zen Feminism Came To Life

"More than advocating for external empowerment, Zen Feminism is truly about internal revolution, to genuinely free ourselves from the shackles of internalized misogyny a and patriarchy, live our lives authentically and root for each other whole heartedly."

Pay attention to your wounds, they will lead you to your calling.

The birth of Zen Feminism was inspired by a realization that I have deeply internalized misogyny. It’s ironic that a self-proclaimed feminist like me has unconscious dislike of myself & my own gender. But also, it was not surprising. The subliminal messages we receive daily from society, the media & even our own homes can program impressionable young girls to grow up as women who doubt themselves & not feel enough.

I arrived at this realization through a lot of self inquiry, forced by the Covid 19 lockdown. I had literally nowhere to run to distract myself. A good friend invited me to join a 21-Day meditation challenge by Deepak Chopra. During that time, I was healing from a failed IVF treatment & demotion from work. By the 18th day, I received a download of inspiration to create journaling prompts for myself, to start genuine self discovery & process unhealed wounds that I’d normally band aid w/ a plane ticket to somewhere.

After 75 days of journaling, I was able to conceive naturally, purging dense energies I’ve stored in my womb for so long. I also discovered that I unconsciously harbour feelings of envy & competition towards other women, the very people I proclaim to support unconditionally. I felt like a fraud. Envy & competition was a projection of what I felt within. I didn’t feel enough. I wanted to heal from its root cause that is internalized misogyny.

Fuelled by this awakening, I created @zenfeminism stories platform, giving women the spotlight & the safe space to vulnerably share the power of their voices & experiences. It is “Zen” because these stories come from a place of compassion, vulnerability and acceptance. When we show up as our authentic selves and owning parts of ourselves that were deemed shameful and unacceptable by society, we empower and inspire another sister to show up and stand up for herself. A healed feminine is a portal for generational healing.

I then self-published Through Me Journal & Birthing The Mother Within, two books inspired by my personal healing, further refining the core mission of “Helping women awaken from internalized misogyny & embrace their power through self-love & inner work tools, to birth a more compassionate world”.

As within, so without. What we do not heal, we will project. More than advocating for external empowerment, Zen Feminism is truly about internal revolution, to genuinely free ourselves from the shackles of internalized misogyny & patriarchy, live our lives authentically & root for each other whole heartedly. It’s the inner work that will carry us through transformation and lasting impact, for ourselves,  for the work that we do, and for every life we touch.

Kriska Pineda

“Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women
who came before her and all those who will come after.”


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Founder, Zen Feminism & Zen Feminism Shop


Mom to 2 little humans and 2 rescue dogs

A small-town girl from the Philippines, who moved to Malaysia and left a promising career for love.

Career Journey in Malaysia
From an HR Manager in the Philippines, Kriska has transformed into a housewife, NGO volunteer, network marketer, intern, digital marketing executive, customer support specialist, project manager, social media manager, author and entrepreneur over the last 8 years.

Blissfully married to an amazing human who does not share the same culture nor religion she was raised into.

Inner Work & Self-Awareness Advocate
Self-Published Author
Creative Entrepreneur

Author of:
Through Me - A Self-Love & Mindfulness Journal

Birthing The Mother Within - Lesson & Reflections About Healing, Self-Love & Surrender From A Conscious Pregnancy Journey

Co-Author of:
Mindful Mirrors - A Neuro-Love Odyssey For Self-Love & Transformation

Anecdotes And Wisdom

Inspiring Stories of Everyday Feminism

A story about real tribes and a generation of tribe leaders

Feminism to me is acknowledging that these women right here run their village because they want to and they can and that the village lives in peace, harmony and safety because these women are the embodiment of the feminine energy of the universe. They’d turn the jungle upside down if someone got lost, but they are also the ones to carry on their backs their babies even when they’re 5 or 6 years old because, as one of the mamas said in the most loving voice: “That’s how we are. We love and show love to our children”. 

Educator, Romania 

Are you ready to embrace your power and your most authentic self?

Through Me Journal

Our mission is to help women embrace their power and most authentic self by sharing their stories, and through the creation of self-love and mindfulness tools. Through Me – A Self-love and Mindfulness Journal is the first, and one of the many tools that we will be offering to help you in your transformation. 

Fuelled by your intentions, reflection and wisdom, this journal helps ignite awareness, compassion and inner peace within you. It inspires you to consciously see and acknowledge the abundance that is already present in your life, as well as provide a safe space for you to express your most authentic self. 

Elevate your awareness, elevate your vibration, elevate your life. 

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(a portion of the proceeds will support survivors of domestic violence)

Through Me Journal

Journal Anatomy


Consciously set the tone on how you intend each day to unfold through (Gratitude, Aspiration, Self-love practices, Mindful acts of kindness)


Intentionally find magic and lessons in everyday life, reflecting on how you feel, and ending the day with lofty questions to expand your heart and vision.

Week in Retrospect

Ruminate the best moments of the week, and challenge yourself with introspective questions that evoke self-awareness, wisdom and courage

Creative Space

A space to write, create, or draw anything. Letting your ideas flow and run wild and free.

Inspiring daily quotes

Intentionally find magic and lessons in everyday life, reflecting on how you feel, and ending the day with lofty questions to expand your heart and vision.

Life-expanding questions

Questions that evoke self-awareness, wisdom and courage

powerful affirmations

Activate new and healthy beliefs to help you create the reality you aspire through powerful affirmations.

Healing spaces

Unearth  your deepest thoughts and emotions with weekly journaling challenges.

limitless possibilities

A blank canvas for you to write your dreams, goals, aspirations, and anything that sparks life in you.

Through Me Journal

Experience the magic of
through me Journal

Start awakening magic, healing and limitless possibilities within you.

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