Voices of Women

I learned from my experiences with the Lakota about female power. I was born with an early feeling of spirituality, and I remember wondering, in our church, where I fit in…there was so much male presence and I couldn’t figure out where I was supposed to fit in, in this spiritual philosophy.

I wrote this creation myth where Mother god came from the ocean and Father god from the sky, and he was fire. They came together in the fall on a cloudy, misty day and in their love making they created me.
~ 47, USA

My father died in the war before I was born. I was missing him all my life. I’m coming from a place where war is very common. It’s a daily reality. So many wars, all the time. There is no wisdom arising from this. It makes it so painful for me.