Rare is it that I stick anything on this page that isn’t about mothering, living in a small rural community, poetry or teaching etc. But now that my teaching life is done, I’m starting to explore a bit more and I want to start doing reviews a bit more of things and people and art that I appreciate.
First on this new endeavor is introducing you to Lasara Firefox Allen. Her first book, Sexy Witch, inspired me to get back into women’s studies and back into the mindset that questions the dominant culture rather than submits to it. That book meant so much to me. It inspired me so much that I took one of her workshops and loved the hell out of it. I’d say one of the top ten reasons I quit teaching as an adjunct was feeling better about myself through that book.
Now Lasara is back with a new book and a new workshop: The Five Fold Goddess. We’re used to womanhood being tied to our biology: the child, the maiden, the crone. But what if we didn’t tie it to that? What if we instead acknowledged the phases and transitions in our lives and celebrated them instead? Her book is coming out this fall. Her workshop is starting this coming week.
But don’t take my word for it: