An Interview with Morgana McCabe Allan

Tell us about your journey! What led you to this point?   


Somehow, I’ve just always known that money is something that we can create, not something we have to “get.” I feel like that knowledge came to me from a past life or something. I even made my first independent money at age three, upselling myself from the part of an extra to a small speaking role, and I started my first business endeavor at eight.  


But, in spite of this sense of confidence, I also struggled with life-threatening allergies from birth. Then, later, came repeat abuse. So, I ended up missing a lot of school. From a young age, my life has very much been flashes of empowerment and pits of darkness.  


At one point, I turned to religion for answers, but I was ultimately thrown out of the church as a witch. Even in the most supposedly accepting institutions, I faced so much trauma and had to battle with my identity. Somehow, though, I never lost the knowledge that I could create great change.  


At 20, after a serious injury left me in debt, that knowledge became invaluable. I used it to take control of all that life had thrown at me, the gifts and the trauma alike, and started remaking myself whole, through self-employment as a stripper. Though it was by no means the end of the trials I would face in my life, I proved to myself that I could do difficult things. This helped me to create a foundation of personal integrity that was removed from what other people thought of me. That foundation has helped to drive all that I have done since. 

Luana Ribeira

Luana Ribeira is a best selling author, international speaker and host of business Innovators Radio.