Stepping into Inanna's boldness ...
I have been profoundly inspired by the ancient Sumerian myth of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth and her journey to meet her sister Ereshkigal, Queen of the Underworld. These two sisters have moved and guided me for 35 years and have been a gold thread in my life.
In 2001 I began writing a play about this archetypal journey. What seemed a crazy idea took root and grew and, with help from some amazingly talented people, I performed a one-woman-show, 'Kur' to rave reviews in September 2003.
Again in 2020, I heard the call to create a process to share this story with other women. And so 'Re-imagining Ourselves' was born.
You too can step into boldness and creativity, whatever that means for you!
'Sokolov Pearson's performance was a mischievous delight - witty, poignant and very physical..... her stage presence was compelling, comic and illuminating.'
Christine Cloughley, 'In Review', B.O.P Times, 19/9/2003
Walking alongside women is my life blood
I absolutely love mentoring women; all ages; in many different situations - parenting, relationships, finding our passion, purpose and meaning, menopause, moving through illness, loss and grief, renewing vitality.
In addition to my mentoring work with women, I continue to mentor education managers and leaders providing an insightful professional relationship for them to take stock and reflect. In wider educational contexts, I have designed and facilitated facilitator training and mentoring courses for hundreds of community leaders in a not-for-profit (UK, 1985 – 93), which still runs today.
"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed - exactly how it is" - Parker Palmer
I've learnt a lot about this from you, Jacquie. I have learnt skills for which I'm extremely grateful and use every day in my work and relationships outside of work. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Jenny Cameron