After a decade of researching and studying intimacy, sexuality and shadow work, offering one-to-one sessions and facilitating workshops internationally, my interest in leadership was catalysed by my work as a professional dominatrix.
Beyond rich opportunities to deepen my enquiry around our collective shadows of the victim/perpetrator, and how to work with shame and personal empowerment, the phenomena of patriarchal power dynamics being played out through this archetype, begged the question of what power could be beyond this? And how might my inherent leadership style be influenced by my female body?
This inspired my research into the womb as a pathway into leadership, as a tool for self-care, feminine embodiment and social change.
In 2018, I founded Know Your Flow, an educational programme and international community of women exploring living attuned to the rhythms of the menstrual cycle, as well as co-founded Sensing the Change, an initiative that brought together somatics and political activism.
I believe that the more we experience ourselves as ‘being’ a body, rather than ‘having’ a body, the more we come out of a ‘power-over’ relationship to life and into a sense of kinship with the world.
And I believe there’s no amount of political strategy that will be as powerful as re-learning collectively to befriend our bodies.
The more we are able to listen to our bodies, the more we are connected to our core foundational needs and natural rhythms, the less likely we are to put up with our current systems, that are not conducive to life thriving, and the more we are able to respond to our earth and offer inspired action for positive change.