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Feminism, but connected. The Divine Feminist is a deep dive into feminism for today; the kind of movement that recognises the everyday struggles as symptoms rather than causes of our toxically unbalanced society. So how do we fix that? By reconnecting with ourselves and remembering that there is another way... a way to the sacred balance that represents the road to fulfilment for each of us, and paves the way to a more balanced and fulfilling world.

Feminism, but connected. The Divine Feminist is a deep dive into feminism for today; the kind of movement that recognises the everyday struggles as symptoms rather than causes of our toxically unbalanced society. So how do we fix that? By reconnecting with ourselves and remembering that there is another way... a way to the sacred balance that represents the road to fulfilment for each of us, and paves the way to a more balanced and fulfilling world.

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Feminism, but connected. The Divine Feminist is a deep dive into feminism for today; the kind of movement that recognises the everyday struggles as symptoms rather than causes of our toxically unbalanced society. So how do we fix that? By reconnecting with ourselves and remembering that there is another way... a way to the sacred balance that represents the road to fulfilment for each of us, and paves the way to a more balanced and fulfilling world.

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English

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Episodes

Go your own way: Choice, expectation and the journey to ourselves

3/2/2021
TRIGGER WARNING: Within this episode is a brief mention of abortion, which is spoken about for approximately two minutes at around the 36 minute mark. The world we live in likes to set us very clear expectations. Wherever we are and whatever roles we do or don't take on, you can guarantee we'll be given - subtly or otherwise - a checklist of what it means to "succeed". Yet the path to fulfillment is never and should never be the same for everyone. So how to we break free of those...

Duration:00:53:21

Boundary setting: Stepping back, saying no and avoiding peer pressure for adults

2/16/2021
Putting boundaries on our time and energy is one of the most important things we can do to care for and respect ourselves. But in a world that so regularly tells us we should be caregivers whose worth is judged by their productivity and by how exhausted they are at the end of a week, the whole subject can be tough. From stepping back from the constant busy-ness for long enough to discern what our needs are to bucking the trends of society and expectations of those around us enough to put...

Duration:00:48:53

Root to thrive: Everyday grounding for a noisy world

1/29/2021
Once something heard only in the most spiritual of conversations, those from all walks of life are increasingly realising the importance of grounding themselves and their energies. In a world so full of noise and mistruth, it's never been easier for us to be distracted, caught up in anxiety or thrown off course, making it more important than ever to root ourselves deep into the Earth, the present moment and our own truth. But what does grounding really mean, what are the benefits of a...

Duration:00:41:37

New Year, Whole You: Self-reconnection for a new age

1/11/2021
Happy New Year from the Divine Feminist! As we move into a new year, not to mention a new Aquarian age, Ceryn discusses the importance of pausing to re-connect and consider the intentions that will help us to move forward. She then discusses the idea of self-reconnection; reconnecting with your whole self over and above the boxes this world of ours may or may not have put you in. From there, we delve into what that path involves, considering joy and shadows, sparkles and sh*t along the...

Duration:00:46:56

Endings and Beginnings: Welcome to our new chapter

12/15/2020
After a little break, the Divine Feminist is back for a whole new chapter! And as we approach the end of the calendar year and the Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn, when better to talk about the endings and beginnings that we encounter along our journeys. Pondering those subjects leads Ceryn to talk about her own experience of beginnings and endings, and to share why she believes both should be honoured, respected, grieved and celebrated. Meanwhile, Ceryn also shares more...

Duration:00:40:17

Witches, Presidents and Superheroes: Redefining the power it takes to change the world

10/22/2020
What does the word power conjure up for you? For so many of us it's something that the chosen few have access to; the prize offered to those who won the lottery of privilege or checked off the qualities on a list that immediately gives them permission to control others around them. But who says that's the case? And what if that were to change? From presidents to witchcraft and superheroes to the coaching industry, Ceryn delves into the subject of power and invites you to consider the...

Duration:00:38:19

Fear: Befriending our gatekeepers and bringing them along for the ride

10/7/2020
The world likes to tell us our fears are bad. It likes to tell us they're unnecessary and evil and more than likely need to be vanquished like some sort of beasts that are actively working to keep us from our full potential. But what if that's not the case? Lately I've come to believe that our fears have been given a pretty bad rap; that in fact maybe they're the gatekeepers of our potential - the voices that can signpost us towards our true fulfillment. And what's more, I've come...

Duration:00:38:46

Rest: Stepping out of the acting to move into being

9/22/2020
At the start of each episode I ask "how are you? How are you really?" This week with my hand on my own heart the answer came through plain and simple: "Exhausted." I'd like to tell you I listened first time around, but as you'll hear, that wasn't quite the case. Let's talk about why that is; about why so many of us have a problem with stopping, pausing and giving ourselves the permission to take a break. And meanwhile listen as I share my story - and the stories of so many of those I've...

Duration:00:20:54

Coming Home: Returning to our bodies

8/24/2020
It may be the only place we can truly call home for the whole of our stay here on Earth, but how many of us feel completely connected to our bodies? The societies we live in are so keen to disconnect us from those bodies, to encourage hatred of them and division because of them that you could be forgiven for forgetting how it felt to feel truly at home in your physical self. Yet this process of reconnection that divine feminism involves doesn’t stop with those intangible parts of...

Duration:00:49:09

Self Trust: Re-connecting with the

8/12/2020
Do you trust yourself? Every part of yourself? We live in a society that's all too keen to detatch us from the wisdom within us, and in doing so to leave us thoroughly distrusting from ourselves. But that's a dangerous place to be. Not only because we find it ever more challenging to hear and listen to what's truly right for us, but also because it leaves us constantly searching outside of ourselves rather than turning to the only person who ca ever give us true validation. Inspired by...

Duration:00:48:48

Transitions: Honouring the turning of the wheel

7/21/2020
We humans are ever-moving, ever-changing beings; something we all embrace more of as we adopt the more cyclical, feminine approach to life. But how do we mark the phases that comprise those changes? Looking specifically at the feminine archetypes that each woman is said to embody throughout her life, this episode talks about the challenges that occur if we fail to pause and take stock of the phases we've moved through, and at how we can honour our own phases as well as those of the natural...

Duration:01:09:11

Why we need Divine Feminism

7/4/2020
We've talked a lot about this thing called Divine Feminism. But about now you may well be asking: "So what?" In this episode we go back to the fundamentals of Divine Feminism, and why each of us - and our society and world - so desperately need that reconnection and rebalancing. Covering off everything from the oppression we know and gate, to leadership, community and community, Ceryn shares experiences from her own story - in this and other lifetimes - along the way. Episode...

Duration:00:54:34

Activism: Where to start on making a change

6/18/2020
We can't talk about feminism - including Divine Feminism - without talking about activism. But in a world beseiged by Insta photos of quirky protest signs, and people promising to change the world with offers of love and light, what does that word even mean? And where does it begin? Join Ceryn for a discussion on the subject of activism, and on how we take our inner change out to make a difference in the wider world. Episode notes Rachel's websiteReni Eddo-LodgeAkalaAndrew Pattenvisit...

Duration:00:55:31

Liminality, open heartedness and letting go: Navigating the world between worlds

6/2/2020
Published at a time when many parts of the world begin to see shoots of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, this week's episode of The Divine Feminist delves into the time between times and world between worlds that many of us seem to find ourselves in. Sharing a little of her own lockdown journey, Ceryn speaks of the experiences many of us have had during this time of sheltering in place, and asks how we navigate a world that is no longer the one we shut out for protection, but isn't yet...

Duration:00:53:38

Divine Feminism: The wholeness and the holiness

5/13/2020
Anyone else finding that this period of lockdown has encouraged a host of deep healing and even deeper thinking? With that in mind, a year after the birth of the Divine Feminist podcast it turns out that this idea of divine feminism is ready to explain itself a little more deeply to the world... So grab a cuppa and let's get philosophical! Our world right now is determined to separate us; to remind us that we're all out for ourselves and that we should be afraid of anything and everything...

Duration:00:54:56

Episode Twenty Two: Trauma, Safety and Multi-faceted humans, with Jane Claire Bradley

4/28/2020
Following on from last month's discussion on re-membering ourselves in times of trauma, Ceryn chats about trauma, safety and being a multi-faceted human with fellow therapist Jane Claire Bradley. Jane is the integral counselling therapist behind Rebel Therapy and is also a writer, performer and creator and host of the monthly spoken word nights That's What She Said in her home town of Manchester. Elsewhere Jane hosts writing workshops and retreats within the North West of...

Duration:01:19:34

Episode Twenty One: Re-membering in times of trauma

4/6/2020
We find ourselves in strange and uncertain times. And while it would be lovely to talk about something else, frankly that just doesn't seem possible... which makes this week's episode something of an interesting one. We start by talking about trauma - the subject Ceryn had planned for this week's episode ahead of our upcoming conversation with Jane Claire Bradley of Rebel Therapies. But let's talk about trauma outside of the standard boxes and definitions... and remember what that actually...

Duration:00:42:13

Beauty and Power: A woman in the world of creative work

3/22/2020
Continuing this month's theme of creativity, in this episode Ceryn speaks to artist and creative businesswoman Hazel Mead. Well-known on and offline for her work around a host of important but all-too-often ignored subjects such as period poverty, sex positivity, mental health and post-partum bodies, Hazel's work is both beautiful and powerful, pulling no punches as it looks to break the taboos on subjects we all need to re-think. Hazel shares her story of building a creative career; the...

Duration:01:12:48

Episode Nineteen: Creativity and the Power of Limitlessness

3/10/2020
When was the last time you did something creative? So often, we leave creative expression behind in childhood because we're "not good enough", it's "a waste of time" or any number of other reasons. And when people ask if we're creative, we laugh awkwardly and tell them that we were never that good at art. But what if everything we've been told about creativity over the years is wrong... Or at least missing out a great big chunk of the story? What if all this time the scorn of creativity...

Duration:00:40:34

Episode Eighteen: Self love, consciousness and inviting every part of you into the room

2/24/2020
Following last episode's deep dive into the relationships we have with ourselves, Ceryn welcomes Self Love Coach Nira Lall to the Divine Feminist. Join the pair as they dive past the cliches and the misunderstandings to look at what this idea of "self love" really means for us and the ways in which we treat ourselves, and at how this can impact our relationships with other people as much as that we have with ourselves. Nira speaks about the need to reconnect with our hidden parts, breaking...

Duration:00:56:30