BABES BITCHES & QUEENS

BABES BITCHES & QUEENS is a new artistic project that invites you to explore your dark and golden shadow traits with me to create an archetype that’s both personally and collectively relevant. Across three confidential online sessions, we’ll discuss and play with archetypes such as the bitch, goddess, nun, whore and warrior – to become personal allies and art. The project is my response to the unprecedented times that we’re in, where isolation and inner enquiry have taken on a new urgency. It’s also evolved from Babes & Bitches (2013) where I hustled with my shadow aspects to uncover more of myself and create the characters shown here. Now I’m warmly inviting you. Join me for these empowering, inspiring and free 1:1 sessions.

Commencing in January, the programme is now full.
REGISTER FOR FUTURE PROGRAMMES HERE:

IS IT FOR ME?
See the superpower bit below.
And: if you’re keen to explore feminine archetypes, boost your creative potential and discover more about yourself, then yes! Each of us embodies both the masculine and feminine and I’m keen to explore the spaces beyond gender and classification.


WHY?
To explore or reveal your superpower. Superpower?
Think: Batwoman / Venus / Kali / Isis meets YOU (see my childhood obsession below).
And beyond the known archetypes (i.e. witch), superheroes (Batwoman) and deities (Isis), I’d love to dream up new archetypes for the times we’re in – and for social change.

HOW?
To reveal your superpower, I’ll facilitate three experiential sessions across 4 – 6 weeks through shadow work. You’ll have times and days to choose from between January and March and exercises to do and reflect upon between sessions. The sessions take around an hour and are confidential: simply you and I via zoom voice (video if we choose). I won’t record any sessions, but I will take notes that look like a squiggly mind-map (which you’re welcome to have).

In the sessions I’ll guide you through a series of exercises and questions that address your dark and golden shadow traits, including your resonance with society’s collective shadow. The archetype I create through our collaboration may inform an artwork. It may even become a text-based work or drawing informed by you (see Babes & Bitches). If so, you’ll receive a print of the artwork.

WHAT IS SHADOW WORK?
In brief, shadow work is about freeing ourselves from limiting beliefs, acknowledging what scares us and befriending what we hide, repress or deny. These aspects include our shame, fears and judgements but also our hidden potentials, our superpowers. These are often stored in our unconscious and can also be revealed and liberated through our dreams, artistic practice or meditative enquiry.

The shadow was defined by the Swiss Analytical Psychologist Carl Jung in the early 1900s and evolved from Jung’s study into dreams – but its history dates back to all ancient cultures. I’ll address it through a creative and post-Jungian lens.

For us to dream new archetypes into being and address society’s collective shadow (the shadow of the world, an inherited experience) we first need to look at our own.

We’ll take a caring look at your dark and golden shadow through a transformative lens. While the process is usually liberating, some things could be challenging or emotionally triggering. If so, I’ll suggest ways to address this, either during our sessions or in your own time.

WHAT THIS PROJECT IS NOT
Therapy, counselling or coaching. Nor is it the in-depth shadow work explored with a psychotherapist.

TESTIMONIAL
A recent participant and prominent Kenyan had this to say about the sessions:

“Thank you so much for these wonderful sessions of self-revelation. Your calm presence and methods made me feel comfortable and were more creative than the interviews I’m used to. It was also therapeutic without the pressure of over-analysing. I’ve since unleashed my ‘Divine Rebel’ and she’s coming with me!”

REGISTER HERE (und gerne auch in Deutsch).


SUPPORTED BY
Stiftung Kunstfonds through Neustart Kultur.