sula media is a digital platform dedicated to sharing women’s inspiring and multifaceted perspectives and experiences on living and being well


At the foundation of Sula Media is the conviction that every woman – from all different cultures and backgrounds – is a catalyst to transform the world around through her wisdom, experience, and character while recognizing that the different areas of her life are all interconnected and interdependent with one another. Celebrating and sharing how women cultivate wholeness and thrive in every aspect of their lives presents vital insights into the fundamental qualities in women’s lives that have the greatest potential to enable individual and social well-being. Sula Media aims to diffuse the essence and salience of women’s stories in shaping, redefining, and inspiring individual and collective well-being.

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.

Ursula K. LeGuinn


Founder of Sula Media + Journalist

A native from San José, Costa Rica, Ximena Araya-Fischel is an MA candidate in Communication and Journalism with a research interest in women’s issues, health, and culture. She earned her BA in Fine Arts (Dance & Design for Performance) from The University of New Mexico with an emphasis on Flamenco dance and Lighting Design. 

While residing in Seville, Spain as a professional dancer, Ximena embarked on a path to further her personal and academic passion for well-being by expanding her formal education on journalism, digital media, and social entrepreneurship, which inspired the conception and creation of Sula Media: a digital platform to inspire well-being through personal stories and experiences of well-being from a female viewpoint.

Ximena has over a decade of experience in mind-body and holistic health studies. She is a registered 500 E-RYT Yoga Lead Trainer, 500-Hour Pilates Instructor (Club Pilates), and graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, among others. You can learn more about Ximena at