Way back in 2012, I had the privilege of giving a TEDx Talk.
I told the story of Eve, but in a much different way. A better way. Where she’s not to blame for the downfall of all humanity (which seems a little harsh). Instead, where she is the very best example of what it means to be a woman.
It’s not the common telling, I know. But here’s the thing: the common telling has not served us – ever.
The way Eve’s story has been told throughout the centuries has created and perpetuated a world in which we must not be fully ourselves, must tone ourselves down and hold ourselves back (along with our opinions, our truth, our capacity, our power). Because, after all, being who we really are will only bring disaster.
Bottom line: do not take a bite from that apple!
It might feel like a stretch to attribute all of this to Eve’s story.
I’m telling you: it’s not. (If you’ve ever felt like being 100% yourself would be too risky or too costly, there’s all the evidence you need.)
Eve’s story impacts us still.
Here’s the good news in all of this:
If the way just one woman’s story was told (and still is) impacts every aspect of the world we live in today, then reimagining and retelling her story has the capacity to do the same.
Even more good news?
Just like Eve’s, your story can be reimagined and retold – in ways that call forth your wisdom and power, that remind you of who you most truly are, that invite you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time.
Definitely reach for (and take a bite of) that apple!
And the best news?
I have way more stories than just Eve’s to reimagine and retell.
(Oh, and if you’re interested, you can watch my TEDx talk by clicking here.)
Hi, I’m Ronna Detrick.
I grew up hearing the story of Eve told a particular way, the most common way.
It took me a long time to realize that not only was there a different and better way to tell her story (and countless others’),
but that I did not need permission to do so.
And that, not surprisingly, changed my story.
Now, I devote nearly all my time to strengthening the stories of women –
those of the past, like Eve’s, and most importantly, yours.
Every Monday morning, I send out a letter via email.
It’s filled with my latest thoughts, the stories I love (like Eve’s), and every bit of what I know and continue to learn
about what it means to be a woman in this world AND
be 100% myself, 100% of the time.
I’d love for you to have it.
Ronna has been a trusted guide, teacher and advisor when I have required access to deep wisdom. Much of said wisdom has been hers. AND? Much of said wisdom has been mine, but skillfully, artfully, brilliantly reflected back to me by Ronna. That is extraordinary talent. But her gift is to invite and invoke the sovereignty that is inherent in our being.
~ Tanya Geisler, Leadership Coach & Imposter Complex Expert
Ronna Detrick looks you in the eye. And she listens. And when she speaks, you can see her pulling down wisdom from St. Theresa to Simone de Beauvoir through the filter of her own lived experience, to give you a gem of grace – or grit. And, she can write – like a poet on a practical mission. Like a feminist with faith.
~ Danielle LaPorte, Bestselling Author & Love-Aspirer
Ronna takes my hand and guides my words through a flame. We sit, side-by-side and watch as that flame licks away the old beliefs, the shoulds, the supposed to’s and the false narratives. The words that come through the other side are clean. Pure. Truer than true… and wholly mine. It is truly a sacred experience.
~ Kelly Diels, Feminist Marketing Consultant