ABOUT

Welcome home, Sunshine! Sun Seed Community(SSC) is the ever-evolving "sparkly blob" Goddess calls their journey in healing emotional, mental and physical trauma while acknowledging dogmas and decolonizing their mind. In short, welcome to the wild ride that is being a whole human. SSC is dedicated to the liberation of everyone's bodies and minds, especially within queer, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and communities who are deemed "other."

THE SQUAD

Brandon Ung

(he/him/his) is the Water Bearer, aka Advisor and Right Hand W.O.E., of the Sun Seed Community. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa by Tai Dam refugees of the Vietnam War, Brandon is a unicorn-loving healer and strategist in the battle for social justice. Enchanted by chaos, he is compelled to harmonize all the pieces into synchronicity. He received a BBA in Business Analytics & Information Systems from the University of Iowa and continues to study many aspects of community organizing. Currently, Brandon is a corporate office support specialist championing corporate social responsibility by day and a spice mage cooking up delicious meals and sick burns by night. His role in the Sun Seed Community is to ensure that, much like a well-planned irrigation system, there are structures and channels in place that create pools for deep reflection, and that all seeds (persons and ideas) are nourished for growth.

SSC PAY: Volunteer     VENMO: Brando-ung EMAIL: Sunseedcommunityadvisor@gmail.com (for sponsorship opportunities)

Brenda Baccam

(she/her/hers) is the Graphic Designer for Sunseed Community. She is a second generation Tai Dam American born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated with her BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Apparel Merchandising at Iowa State University. Currently, Brenda fills her time being a supportive friend, daughter, partner, and ally. As a freelance graphic designer, she is driven by a balance of intuition and design principles to cater to her client’s needs. Her philosophy is to truly listen and understand the project goals in order to make the best design for them. Brenda’s role in the Sun Seed Community is to best uplift Goddess’s voice in sharing their wisdom to the world by creating inspiring visuals for their events and podcast series. 

SSC PAY: $15/hr        VENMO: Brenda-Baccam   WEBSITE LINK

Goddess(G)

(they/them/theirs) is the Proud MoMo of Sun Seed Community; a platform for the practice of collective healing. Creating Goddess’ tools of liberation took a whole community of support and they hope their village's stories can resonate with others.  They graduated from the Healing Arts Institute of Massage in October of 2018 and continue to explore therapeutic and spiritual practices. You can usually find them in the "pagan" section of the bookstore, sitting in the back of a concert, caressing crystals at your local metaphysical shop, or binge-watching old sci-fi movies while cooking. 

SSC PAY: $20(when it's available)

Kay Sionis

(They/Them/Their/Kay) is the Social Media Guru of Sun Seed Community, is the curator of messages for the community and mouthpiece for our team. Born in Philly, raised all over the East Coast, Kay is a free spirited, artsy, child of the world. They pursued a Bachelor's in Communications New Media focusing on Marketing, while studying ways to build a strong community and help others with creative expression. Kay is studying to help others start healing generational trauma and find their voices, while also disrupting the injustice in the cannabis industry. They are a Healer, Entrepreneur and Creative, always open to learning something new. Catch them sipping piping hot tea and vibing out to chill music while creating something or making a new recipe. Or snuggled up with Bae and their black cat, Oz. Kay is a love of a good time with good people and Halloween. They are always up for hosting get-togethers with friends and decorating for the holiday. Pro at making simple things special, creating sacred space and making people smile. 

Hit me up about my art, tarot reading, or possible future collabs.

SSC PAY: $22/hr         CASHAPP: $kaygoddex

Vesta

(they/them) is the SSC Podcast Producer, They are a self taught musician, writer, and producer, hailing from California, now residing in the north suburbs. 

They first began dabbling in music at the age of 15, and taught themselves to record, mix, master, and self publish their music and art into the world.

They run The Baldwin Kids Podcast with their co-host Kay, where they exercise their talent with mixing/mastering in a different medium.

They also use their platforms to hold space for blackness in all its shapes and forms, and speak out on the injustice the community is experiencing on a daily basis.

Currently, they're trying to readjust and rebalance their creative life, and a full time job, post pandemic shutdown.

SSC PAY: $15      VENMO: malcolm-jackson-11     WEBSITE LINK

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