Meet Fatima, a 15 year-old who is about to blow your heart open. Fatima takes us on a journey weaving feminism and spirituality that will fill you from within. In her words,
When females connect with the deepest state of themselves, they gain this revolutionary self discovery and power. Every female has the capability of nurturing that powerful mind and body and soul and through awakening this alignment we can all be a unified force into feminism, into female leadership and we can empower each other around us and around the world. We’re all made of energy. If we all go within ourselves we realize that we’re all one. Why do we feel the need to feel disconnected or hurt people on social media or cyber-bullying? I just want to educate people and bring them together. Seeds grow in the darkness.
You will not be surprised to learn that our guest, was born of a grandfather as a renowned humanitarian thinker who led a peaceful movement to form gender equality under the oppressive gov’t of Sudan.
If you're a young woman struggling with perfection and anxiety and looking for help, this blog's for you!
We are honouring Fatima's request for her last name to remain confidential. She chose this podcast's photograph as a visual representation of herself, which she sent me along with this quote: Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love, is already within you.
A half-hour with my extraordinary mentor Dr. Riane Eisler, a voice of wisdom whose renowned work The Chalice and the Blade is now in 56 US editions and 26 foreign languages. Youth are rising and every protest is a symptom of the larger domination system unfolding. Riane teaches us how to not only deconstruct, but reconstruct a new partnership-based social order with ancient roots.
We talk to the fearless Urana McCauley who carries her Auntie Rosa Parks' legacy to youth across the nation. The woman who came to be known as the first lady of civil rights for her resistance to racial segregation, made famous for her brave activism under threat of death, inspired her niece to become the courageous woman that she is today. Listen to what went through Rosa's mind the day she got on that bus and boldly confronted oppressive laws, who she was to her family, how the seeds to a loving life lie in making sandwiches for the poor, and why Black Lives Matter. As Rosa insisted in her autobiography, the struggle for justice was not then over and there was still work to be done. We can only imagine how proud she would be of the rousing niece following in her footsteps today. Follow Urana on YouTube and Twitter.
Meet Yuli Rodriguez, a 3rd year Cal Poly San Luis Obispo nutritoinal sciences student, and founding member of Love the Skin You're In's social media team. As we together unpack the compounds of Greek life, renowned for its looks-based exclusiveness and social prescription for femininity, Yuli reminds me that sororities were women's original support system – a secret sisterhood when they had just gained access to the formerly male-dominated world of academia.
A whole world opens for listeners in this intimate conversation about the nuances of recovery. Meet Naomi Oppenheim, a 19-year-old SFSU student whose courageous recovery lights a path for young women wrestling with what has become an all too common rite of passage into womanhood. On a mobile? Sign up for our newsletter below!
Guided basic mindfulness practice instruction based on my two and a half year residency at Jikoji Zen Meditation Center.
Sometimes it gets rough being out there. There's no tougher time than when you are between 11 and 18. This is a practice you can learn to do that will smooth your rough edges and reconnect you with what really matters.
This meditation will ground you when you need to come back home to the earth.