The Wellspring Fellowship
A wellspring is an original and bountiful source. At The Well, we seek to collaborate with, feature and learn from original voices in mindfulness, music, movement and creativity via The Wellspring Fellowship.
The Wellspring Fellowship is a four month virtual residency designed to lift up and share the work of our fellows, and to broaden our understanding of how to best serve personal growth, relational empathy and collective, public reconciliation and healing.
Fellows receive a stipend and an opportunity for their programs or process to be featured in The Well’s portal. Additionally, Wellspring Fellows will attend several Well Events (both internal strategy sessions and external public programs) throughout the four-month period.
Each fellowship comes with an intentional agreement to best match our individual fellow’s goals and to determine the most meaningful collaboration.
Founding Fellow: Kara Michelle Pierson
Kara Michelle Pierson is the founder and owner of Lilac & Indigo. Her mission is to make space for individuals to recharge and reaffirm through rest and creativity.
Pierson explains, “The name Lilac & Indigo represents the duality of reaffirming yourself. It’s not all love and light. There are some deep, dark moments, too. I encourage participants to embrace wherever they are in the present moment, without judgment.”
Pierson is an Xavier University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She studied meditation at Yoga on High Ayurveda Institute and has collaborated with Cincinnati Public Schools, Project Connect, Miami University, University of Cincinnati Women’s Center, TriState Trauma Network, Cincinnati State Community & Technical College, Cincinnati Art Museum, Hamilton County Department of Disability Services, The Hive: Center For Contemplation, Art, and Action, Cradle Cincinnati, Queens Village Cincinnati, and Butler County Family & Children First Council.
Pierson is a part of The Well’s 2020 True Body Leadership Training cohort and the YMCA’s Rising Stars program. She is the Visitor Services Coordinator at the Cincinnati Art Museum.