Sunday, January 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The “heroic attitude is ingrained in our culture, and it shapes how most of us approach activism. But we are in the throes of a major cultural shift that is redefining how power is handled, and that calls for a new model of activism. Jody will contrast the heroic model of “defeating the bad guys” with a model drawn from her studies of heroines, one that focuses on sharing and empowering all people.
Cultural mythologist Jody Gentian Bower holds a PhD in Mythological Studies with a Depth Psychology Emphasis from Pacifica Graduate Institute and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Washington. Jody is the daughter of Al and Sarah Skinner; she grew up in the East Shore church and is descended from a long line of Unitarians and social activists.
She is the author of Jane Eyre’s Sisters: How Women Live and Write the Heroine Story (Quest 2015), which explores the journey real and fictional women—and some men—take in the quest to live full and authentic lives, and The Princess Powers Up: Watching the Sleeping Beauties become Warrior Goddesses (Mandorla 2020), which traces the evolution of power in Disney heroines and other heroines of fantasy and science fiction shows. She is currently at work on a book of essays examining the gifts of barrenness.
how to attend
• To virtually attend, please Zoom in using room number 989 3107 9078.
• To phone into the service, call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 989 3107 9078.
For those joining, please mute as soon as you enter the room, so everyone can hear. Please note, the services will be recorded, but at this time, there are no plans to share the recording.