Born to Chinese parents on the progressive western coast of the United States, Shannon Shiang came into this life straddling the worlds of eastern philosophies and western modernity. This duality has created a unique life perspective that allows her to quickly bring balance to events and situations that, for most, seem incongruous (e.g. pursuit of spiritual ascension and western success simultaneously). Her unique persona now thrives in the modern mix of “clashing philosophies.”
Today, Shannon lives in New York City where she works as a jewelry designer, while continuing to be a student of Permaculture at the Paititi Institute for the Preservation of the Environment and Indigenous Culture. Through her blend of a western lifestyle and permaculture practices, Shannon has dedicated her life towards creating jewelry to help others create a better life for themselves, whether through an entrepreneurial path or a spiritual one. She has also given inspirational speeches for WOW TALKS and Heartbeat — organizations that support individuals committed to making their living through doing what they love.
She has created pieces to benefit causes such as Free Tibet, Somaly Mam and ITASA, as well as curate art openings for various non-profits.
Leading by example and living in harmony and balance has caused many people to describe Shannon as “a bridge between the material worlds and the spiritual and esoteric worlds.” Acting as this “bridge” has now become Shannon’s life passion, pursuing her own career while at the same time utilizing her spiritually-inclined discoveries to teach and empower others to live healthier, happier lives and ultimately leave the world a better place. ShannonShiang.com