Have you gotten your copy of this yet? Wow. When I finally got my hands on it, I could feel the power from the women between its pages. This is a more than the current issue of an amazing magazine, it’s a keepsake. Four women featured heavily in the issue are speakers at Emerging Women Live – Alanis Morissette, Brené Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Eve Ensler! The best part is that I personally conducted three of those interviews – can you imagine having 40 minutes to yourself to ask these women anything you wanted? We went deep and real, the only way these game-changing women know how to roll. To get the full experience – buy the magazine!!! For a sneak peek, here are some highlights:
Brené Brown champions the feminine virtues of authenticity and vulnerability. Her work gives people permission to be themselves, and that’s probably the greatest gift anybody could give.
In the interview, we talked about taking risks. Brené exposed the painful ways we “say ‘yes’ when we mean ‘no’, and say ‘no’ when we mean ‘hell yes.'” She invites us to get in the arena and “get (our) ass kicked on occasion” — all in the name of living our truth. Right ON!
“We need big, bold, dangerous, crazy ideas to solve [the world’s] problems. When failure is not an option, innovation and creativity are not options. In a highly critical, scarcity-based world, everyone is afraid to fail. As long as we’re afraid to fail, we’ll never come up with the big, bold ideas we need to solve these problems” — Brené Brown
No one leverages the feminine virtues of ferocity and embodiment more fearlessly than Eve Ensler. A force of nature, she is arguably one of the most important supporters and activists of women’s rights.
Eve shared her passion for bringing art and activism together to create freedom for women. She revealed the heroines in her life, women filled with energy and feminine fire who taught her that “change embodied in a woman” is real, lasting change. So she dances. She inspires others to dance. And as a result of 1 billion rising, every country in the world danced. God that makes me happy.
“What I’m really interested in is the embodiment of change. Because political change and academic change are obviously crucial, they don’t necessarily change society… dancing and moving your body freely in a public space is reclaiming what was taken from you when you were violated. The energy of that — you can’t capture it, you can’t own it”. — Eve Ensler
I had to pause for a moment to let the fact that I was interviewing Elizabeth Gilbert sink in. I love the way she expresses the feminine qualities of creativity and magic so beautifully in her books and the way she lives her life.
We discussed the power of following what fascinates us and using our unique gifts as a spiritual practice. Gilbert’s process of claiming her creative freedom brought her to the conclusion that “the world needs women to stop asking for permission” and “take our place in the way that we need to and the world needs us to.”
“When you want to do something creative and you want to do something new, you have to start with the thing that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning… Creativity is a great kind of spooky dance that accesses the magic of the real and the unreal… I think most of us are given kind of one pathway to that dance, and that’s why I’m a writer— it’s the only way I can get there”. —Elizabeth Gilbert
I don’t know about you all, but I feel like dancing!
Head to a newsstand and pick up a copy of this month’s Origin magazine today – you might want to buy two so you can cut up the great quotes for your vision board!