Mojo Mustapha - Community Director & Founder
Mojo was born in England of Indian heritage with parents from Trinidad.
He studied Sociology and Women’s Studies at in Canada. After university, he started traveling. He lived in many community settings around the world. An Israeli Kibbutz, a Japanese 'Gaijin House', a tantric community near Amsterdam and an Ashram in India were among the many alternative communities he was fortunate to have participated in.
When Mojo started Hedonisia Hawaii as a rainforest eco-hostel in 2004, it was a struggle to clean up the junk and trash on the land left by the previous owner. Nevertheless the concept of community based eco-tourism was an immediate success with visitors coming from around the world to enjoy the natural beauty of our land.
However, Mojo was not satisfied with settling down in a beautiful eco-hostel in paradise!
Over time, Hedonisia slowly evolved from an eco-hostel to a community based on sustainable tourism and eco-feminism. In addition to eco-tourism, our community manages web projects that focus on women’s reproductive, economic, physical and intellectual empowerment.
Many visitors to our community want to make a living doing something meaningful with their lives but have no idea or training on what to do! Through our programs and community, Hedonisia attracts many idealistic travelers who are attracted to our C.A.F.E. Entrepreneur philosophy.
Mojo the Community Director lives part time in Portland, one of the most eco-friendly, quirky, sex positive and idealistic cities in America!
Check out the comedy series Portlandia, which is like a documentary on the eccentric, socially awkward yet lovable vibe of this city's residents.
Portland is considered one of the most sexual cities in America as well as one of the most feminist. (The two ARE connected!) As a result, it provides one of the most conducive environments to work on the Hedonisia Eco-Feminist Web Portfolio!
Mojo is a member and volunteer at Sex Positive Portland. The non-profit SPP, was created in 2009, and has grown quickly to become one of the most ethical, sexually progressive umbrella organizations with 13 chapters around the world and Portland as it's center.
The Pleasurable Activism Philosophy!
Hedonisia is a 'community of individuals' that respects each consenting adult's life choices as long as they don't encroach upon the rights of others.
We work hard but enjoy the journey in the causes we have based our businesses on. After all, if you kill yourself with over work and stress to create an eco-friendly business, then is it really sustainable?
Because Hawaii is relatively conservative when it comes to non-monogamous relationships, we have strict respect for personal boundaries. This is demonstrated in our Sexual Harassment & Dating Guidelines.
As Community Director of Hedonisia, I set for myself an even higher standard than other community members. Our eco-feminist projects can deal with mature subject matter. So to ensure space and separation, I work part of the year at our Apartment 'micro-community' in Portland OR!
As a person who is an 'Ethical Non-Monogamist' I enjoy living in Portland, one of the most sexually progressive cities in the world. It allows me the freedom to enjoy polyamory with like minded friends!
Hedonisia is a living experiment. As we continue to evolve, we will bring a more sensual and pleasure centric focus to our community. Hence the reason for our building of social bridges to Portland! However, that is a long way off! For the next few years we will continue to be a great eco-tourist community offering quirky lodgings and wonderful 'VolunTourism Programst' !