The beauty industry that targets women in deliberate ways to make them feel bad, unattractive, less than they truly are and small, is a patriarchal oppressive construct that needs a total shake down. There! I said it. If you, like me, are totally over being sold bs wrinkle creams, lightening spot pens, cellulite fixers and more - all of which detract from our true spiritual essence and beauty - you’re going to love my guest on The Priestess Podcast today Bronwyn Stange. Bron has created an incredibly powerful new range of beauty products called BoPo Women and is disrupting the beauty industry as she does. Even more than that she’s started a movement to support women to feel truly beautiful and empowered as.they.are and is a part of the new wave of body positive feminists who are making a true difference in how we can learn to appreciate all body shapes, sizes, colours and abilities.
There is a first time for everything and today’s episode is the first time a guest has cried, and I have cried with her, on The Priestess Podcast. It was a spontaneous and natural response to pain, and expressed pain, and it shines a light on how desperately we need our spiritual communities, work and lives to be more inclusive of black, indigenous and people of colour. My guest today Sonali Fiske helps us to understand that while every one of us likely knows what it feels like at some time to be excluded from something, when that erasure and inclusion stems from the right of each of us to practice and express and lead in our spirituality the way that fits and feels best with our culture and practices, it is beyond painful and damaging. Sonali’s presence on the podcast today is a spiritual call to action for all of us.
Mary Magdalene was the very last person I ever thought would come to me as a guide in my life. Why I had that thought I am still not really sure but come to me she did while journeying through an intense shamanic experience and I am so blessed to say she is still with me and a large part of my own spiritual counsel. Mary to me embodies love, heart, faith, courage, strength, commitment and my guest on the Priestess Podcast today Mariaestela Gullestrup is right there with me. As the host of The Magdalene Voices podcast, Mariaestela shares her special love of Mary and her own thoughts on who Mary the woman was - which are quite different at this point in time in my life - to my own. It makes for a rich and wonderful conversation about the extraordinary spiritual leader that Mary was.
My guest on the Priestess Podcast today, Thérèse Cator and I were supposed to have an interview all about your light within and shining that out to the world. And while we have done that, truth is when you are in the presence of a truly beautiful light and human being like Thérèse, that’s just the surface of what you dive into. Thérèse shares with us her special thoughts on everything from love, liberation, getting free, letting our true selves be out and whole in the world and stepping into great roles of spiritual leadership. It’s an episode you’re going to want to return to again and again.