I'm a virgin. I'm a witch, I'm a bitch, I'm a whore...

At the beginning of December, I had the good fortune and opportunity to take part in a month-long personal one-on-one course to embody our feminine archetypes to reclaim power-with words, sex, money & time - the virgin, the whore, the bitch, the witch. With each week my guide Em Boardway helped me, witnessed me, encouraged me, to peel back layers and layers and LAYERS of everything to get deep inside myself. To memories an events - I didn't even know I held inside my body. Em, places up front and center that  "The New Divine Feminine is rising to bring balance to our world power that has been politically and economically dominated by mostly white men in positions of authority for far too long. Our humanity and environment are suffering as a result of this patriarchal rule built on greed, corruption, fear, scarcity, and oppression. This power-over (oppressor) and power-under (oppressed) dynamic is the root cause of racism, sexism, terrorism, animal and environmental degradation and war."  Em's course provides space to heal around so much of this patriarchal and toxic masculine mindset that exists in and around us all. As all of this was coming to a close the last and final archetype to be embodied is creatrix. I was so curious what this feeling in my body would produce since finally, I was allowing myself to open up fully and surrender to operating from a place of my own divine power.  What would be coming forth as a result? Those near to me pointed out that I had grown in height. I was holding myself differently. Feeling myself as I have never before. The lessons and work I have done around healing these archetypes come up for me every day. The wisdom shared, is an invitation to commit to me to show up not just a person - but as a woman with strength. I was inspired to follow Em's lead with photographing myself embodying the archetypes after I completed the course and was operating from my foundation as my own creatrix. Check out Em's expression here. I used a modality of mostly projection photography with one photo being photography mixed media for this particular expression of work. I use many mediums while expressing myself artistically, I felt projection photography helped best express exactly the points I was wanting to focus on. A very powerful, and beautiful close friend of mine Kiki Robinson who is an amazing artist, healer, witch goddess, and kindred spirit, whom I feel we've inspired one another throughout our friendship had been doing photography and floral projection work in our area long before I choose to incorporate this medium and I consider her friendship, advice, and inspiration as a major influence on this final project. I also used one of Kiki's meme's that I used in my She's a Bitch serious. I am thankful for her time and space that she allowed me to process every week all that I had been going through around this course. Check out her incredible talent here. 

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