Ownstream is a private, high frequency, censorship-free online community and resource hub designed to gather, support and organize an awakened community in these dynamic and changing times, and assist in positive planetary transformation.
We support a growing collective aligned in in the principles of freedom, resiliency, sovereignty, creativity, togetherness and love by offering community, courses, media, resources and new systems for a new world.
This is a global space for: open and authentic discussion about the changes happening in the world; sharing resources to strengthen ourselves as individuals and a society; and building new systems together as we welcome the shift to a more loving and interconnected consciousness.
Different from mainstream social media platforms, we celebrate free thinking and discussion, and do not censor, cabin or filter conversations. We do not do anything with your data, and never advertise.
Ownstream expands the standard social media platform model to a higher level, where interactive courses, frequent calls and live discussions foster a co-creative, dynamic and evolving community space that seeks to meet our collective needs for growth, expression and expansion.
"I found Ownstream when the rest of the internet was going crazy. When the other major platforms began censoring and controlling the narrative to their liking. Ownstream has been an oasis of like-minded folks having honest, engaging conversations about new ways of interacting in our rapidly changing world. Ownstream is my go-to media platform -- more than any other!"
We're Theresa Sgobba and Stephen Shelley, the founders of Ownstream since 2016. We started with the Ownstream Podcast, which elevated the stories of people creating their own paths in the world, beyond the mainstream. Following the changes on our planet in 2020, we began conducting live video interviews and organizing group discussions and calls online, leading to the creation of the independent Ownstream Network social media platform in early 2021.
In the Network, we have hundreds of members from around the world united in growing toward the creation of a new society together. We are very grateful for the participating members and leaders of our community that make Ownstream a vibrant, thriving and ever-growing network for our community in these times.
(Theresa, Stephen and Sofia, their 7 year old daughter)
"I so appreciate the community Theresa and Stephen have created through the Ownstream network. I have made so many rich friendships and partnerships through participation in the various offerings they provide! With the support of this community, I know I can keep going and take the next step ... and the next ... and the next, as I move across this rocky terrain of dreaming a new world into existence. I am not sure what path I would have taken without this support; but I do know it would have been much more challenging. I am indeed GRATEFUL!" ~Maya Jones
There has been a tremendous value in presenting Katie's Cafe through the Ownstream Network.
Participants carry a very high frequency energy. And because of this, our sessions together in real time are strengthening and heart-centred, and gratitude flows at all times. Because my topic is exploring sovereignty (something most of us have not been taught or aware of until recent times), the cafe space is potent and can be highly activating at times. This is the growth edge where we all thrive, and it's only possible to stay tightly knit because of the high frequency of the network itself. I truly enjoy the warm and personal flavour of consultation and planning behind the scenes, as I grow and develop my offerings. Overall I feel proud and inspired to be a part of such a fine community." ~Katie Weston, presenter Katie's Cafe & Sovereignty Course
(An inside view of our network)
While we once offered membership at zero-based donation, that model did not support and allow the Ownstream platform to sustain and thrive. We now require members to participate more directly financially in the co-creation of this valuable online community space. We are all building a new world together, and we invite you to create it with us.
Ownstream Members, for $22 a month. You support the many offerings of the platform as a full member through your monthly contribution.
Ownstream Growth Ambassadors, for $33 a month. You support our platform to grow and invest in future activities.
Ownstream Community Builders, for $44 a month. You help us to grow the platform and its offerings, and expand the community and the reach of our mission.
We offer Gift Memberships to some members of the community who are unable to pay the minimum contribution, and contribute in valuable ways. If you are financially unable to pay $22 per month, please reach out to us with a personal message at [email protected] to develop another way to participate.
Foundation Builders. We invite members who wish to support Ownstream in growing and expanding to a new level to engage in a one-time, $2,200 lifetime membership. This will support Ownstream immediately to build the platform, develop new courses, resources and interviews, and create new sister sites, including expanding our online marketplace and potentially developing a dating and relationships site.
While the mainstream platforms do not collect a front-end fee for use, they do create profit by selling the personal information of members. By joining Ownstream, you are investing in a new digital community for these times, one that celebrates and protects your freedom, welcomes your honest sharing, and seeks to meet your needs for connection, growth and empowerment.
"I discovered Ownstream about 2 years ago. It's a virtual community of "like minded" folks. We typically all want a better, richer (not meaning financial), more meaningful life and to feel heard and cared for. We empower each other! Our leaders are all about listening to the community and responding with classes, guest speakers, many different groups, etc. Some offerings cost a modest price, but, no one gets left out! I have formed many close friendships with people all over the globe and have met several in person. Ownstream has greatly touched my heart!" ~Cecily Reading
You'll meet people who know about growing food naturally, living a resilient lifestyle, navigating their sovereignty in these times, maximizing their health, and are building new systems together for a new world, including building new communities, creating new currencies for connection and exchange, and helping each other to navigate their roles as guardians of young people and of the planet. All are people with the intention to build a new, healthy future together. We firmly believe that vulnerability is the route to authentic connections, so we've created a safe space where we can ask the big questions and discuss new ways together.