You’re here because you’re hungry. Me too!
Hungry to be yourself, to speak your truth, to show up and rise up and live in unedited, unrestrained ways. 100% yourself, 100% of the time!
Believe me, I’m right there with you.
There’s a reason why this evades us, why our hunger persists…
I’ve been talking about this for a while now.
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 seen as 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. It’s left us hungry – ravenous, really, to be who we are – full stop; but not believing (or experiencing) that we’re allowed.
Do these describe any aspect of your story – past or present?
- You cannot be fully yourself.
- You tone yourself down or hold yourself back (along with your opinions, your truth, your capacity, your power) when relatively sure that others can’t handle you.
- You find yourself editing, apologizing, compromising, rationalizing.
- You believe you are too much and
- You feel like you are not enough.
- You are relatively certain that if you do choose to be all of who you are, disaster will be the inevitable result.
- You are hungry to let go of every one of these things and (finally) live a story that’s wild and expansive, wise and extravagant, and completely yours. Delicious.
It might feel like a stretch to attribute all of this to Eve.
I’m telling you: it’s not.
Each and every one of the most painful aspects of our story originates in Eve’s. Not the woman herself, but the way her story has been told. Eve’s story impacts us still.
Here’s the good news in all of this:
Women’s stories – when told in defiant and beautiful ways –
have the power to change the world.
This most definitely includes yours!
Think of it: if the way even 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. Women’s stories are that powerful!
Even more good news?
YOUR story is that powerful!
When reimagined and retold, you have a story that calls forth your inherent wisdom and power, that reminds you of who you most truly are, that invites you to be 100% yourself, 100% of the time.
So, bottom line?
Reach for (and take a bite of) that apple!
~ Kelly Diels, Feminist Marketing Consultant
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.
That, not surprisingly, changed my story…and…increased my hunger to help other women tell and live their stories: no permission required.
So, that’s what I do: reimagine, retell, and redeem women’s stories – ancient, sacred ones, my own, and most importantly, yours.
Every Monday morning, I send out a letter (via email).
It’s filled with stories – my own (of struggle, to be sure, and strides forward); those of other women – the ancient, sacred ones I love; my thoughts on what it means to be a woman in this world; and as much encouragement as I can muster to help you be 100% yourself, 100% of the time.
I’d love for you to have it.
~ Tanya Geisler, Leadership Coach & Imposter Complex Expert