Who is Queen Hippie Gypsy?
Queen Hippie Gypsy is a Sanctuary for Crystals, Spiritual Tools, Artisan Good’s and a “Hub for Black Girl Magic”!
Located in the heart of Downtown Oakland at 337 14th Street, Queen Hippie Gypsy is Oakland’s First Black Woman Owned Crystal, Metaphysical & Artisan Botanica.
Queen Hippie Gypsy was founded by Lilly Ayers in 2018. Lilly Ayers is a Downtown Oakland business owner and community activist from Oakland, California. Her passion for community service stems from her own trials and experiences while growing up as an underprivileged youth in the City of Oakland. As a domestic violence awareness advocate and survivor, she has led and organized many fundraisers, galas, and walks to help increase domestic violence awareness in her East Bay community. Lilly used crystals, meditation, and metaphysical tools to heal from her own traumas. She now shares those tools with the Queen Hippie Gypsy community.
Lilly started Queen Hippie Gypsy with a mission to support women of color to feel safe, heard, and supported in the metaphysical space of holistic spiritual wellness. One of the biggest challenges has been to overcome taboos and misconceptions surrounding religion and holistic wellness in the African American community. Lilly’s goal is to equip women of color with tools that will help them to reach their full potential of spiritual holistic growth.
Queen Hippie Gypsy features spiritual supplies, books, crystals, and more. Additionally, the store features local artisan handcrafted items made by local women of color owned businesses. She utilizes the top floor of her store as an event safe space for people of color to host soul centered community events, healing circles, wellness classes, and so much more.