Priyal 'Woodpecker' is one of the new age hippies of Goa. She performs, makes jewellery, and promotes sustainable living and environmentalism through her art and lifestyle. Priyal came to Goa a few years ago when she was looking for a place to grieve. The riverside place is her refuge now. She did many things over the years like walking barefoot in order to learn empathy and save a forest. Priyal has written poems about the loss of Goa's natural spaces and the impact of human invasions on what was once a pristine land for solitude, bereavement, and freedom.