Today, Goddess Council is a blossoming, digital community. But it originated in a decidedly tangible space: Cat Lantigua’s living room in Brooklyn.
When she moved there three and a half years ago from Miami, Cat found that despite the millions of people around her, day in and day out, she felt increasingly disconnected and lonely. “I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a place where there’s a lot of people, but you feel particularly lonely,” she says. “But it’s that feeling of not feeling seen.”
After a scary encounter on the subway, where she was nearly attacked, she felt that loneliness more than ever. “All I wanted in that moment was to just text one of my girlfriends and be like, ‘Can I just come over?’ But I had no one.”
She went back home and started researching. Her goal? To make the life she was living in Brooklyn more sustainable, and surround herself with like-minded women.