How LAM Started
"I believe in collaboration over competition."
- Aesha Shapiro
"By amplifying the voices of women and supporting their passions through LAM, Aesha has been breaking barriers and carving out new spaces for women to discover their potential."
“Women have a tendency to get a bad rap for judging ourselves and other women harshly. You provide a safe environment for support and encouragement that breaks those stereotypes, allowing women to thrive, connect and trust other women and ourselves. This is a place where extreme self-care is accepted - different modalities of healing and support that are different from the norm, organic and original selves are welcome here. Thank you, Aesha - for this forum and support.”
- Kelly Mankin
Owner of Ake Ake Detailing
A Mother Inspired By Her Son
Aesha’s personal and professional values mirror those of all she creates. She is no stranger to risk-taking, resilience, and the pursuit of growth and learning - a few of LAM’s core values.
As a single mother of a son diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Aesha is an ardent advocate. She has orchestrated successful events and fundraisers to support and benefit those affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome as well as for the MS Society. Aesha sees challenges as opportunities. She believes that awareness and education foster compassion. Through compassion, we can better learn how to support each other.
Aesha’s son, Arrow, inspires her daily and reminds her of what matters most. Her authenticity demands that she remain honest in the fact that motherhood is challenging and that running a business while also being a mother is even harder. Communities like LAM are boosted by Aesha’s willingness to be vulnerable and thus encourage others to share their challenges in a supportive environment.
As a Holistic Health Practitioner (H.H.P.) with over two-thousand hours of training, Aesha brings a wealth of knowledge to fostering a nurturing community centered on the philosophy that by educating how to better care for our whole selves, we can in turn better care for others.
“I want to blow people’s minds.”
That is the intention Aesha sets before summoning her boundless creative and event-planning skills into her full-service event business, Aesha Rose Event and Design.
A passion for travel sparked Aesha’s eye for artistic and unique designs. Her vivid experiences while immersed in other cultures continue to infuse her designs will stunning, unexpected, artistic elements. Aesha is also inspired by nature and seeks ways to bring the outside in and the inside out when envisioning her event designs. She promotes and utilizes locally sourced goods and sustainable materials as a way to further support the community as well as the beautiful and diverse environment of the Big Island.
Her impulse to go above and beyond for her clients allows her to not only dream up extraordinary designs and bring them into existence, but also coordinate and oversee every detail.
As Co-Founder of the Best of Kona Festival, Aesha has a vast knowledge and familiarity with local venues and vendors provides a sense of ease and confidence when finding the perfect setting and collaborating with local resources to provide a one-of-a-kind experience.