The OneWoman Radio project has the mission to nourish, embolden and empower the wild and wise feminine intelligence across the globe. Using story, music and sound, and invoking a non-ordinary state of consciousness that allows us to hear, feel – and therefore know – things beyond the usual ways of knowing, OneWoman Radio offers nourishment to the starved and silenced ‘wisdom ways’ that are our necessary inheritance and responsibility. These wisdom ways, and the unapologetic ferocity and warriorship in service to Life, are anathema to the current structure of global Patriarchy, and the biocidal, biophobic stories, attitudes and actions that are its way.
In order to absorb the multiple layers of nutrition within these fires we must listen with our wild ears, taste with our wild mouths. We must lap up this nutrient-dense offering like the unapologetic, unself-conscious voracious creatures. We must imagine we are inextricably necessary to the wellbeing of the Earth, with no time to waste, understanding it is a luxury, a self-indulgence we can no longer afford, to question this inheritance.
As you listen, allow your capacity to hear everything, especially those things that are spoken beyond what the drums of our domesticated ears can hear and our domesticated mind can comprehend. As the keepers of the foreknowledge and deep knowledge we are endowed with exactly this power of listening to the vital wisdom that is beyond the dayworld din of information and the endless expectations that we gratefully swallow the Patriarchy’s idea of what is ‘fact’ and therefore important, seeing this as domestication’s junk food, empty calories serving only to make us lethargic and complacent.
In these fires, you will notice words and phrases are repeated over, and over, and over again. It is my hope that you will learn to recognize these repeated words and phrases; that their meaning will have a meaning unique and powerful within you and that you will begin to repeat them with me, as I speak to you – that we will speak these repeated words and phrases together. Women, for centuries we have been listening to the same erroneous, damaging, in fact egregious, domestication stories; stories that neutered our critical wild wisdom with their repeated words and phrases. For generations the women in our lineages have been burdened with the weight of these words and phrases and the deeply damaging stories they tell. These stories have given governments across the world the permission to murder, torture, sequester and silence women and the essential intelligence of Life that is our endowment and responsibility. Words, phrases and stories we now speak in our sleep, that keep us asleep; stories that keep us from using our formidable magic – the principle practice of all wild things – to tend and mend the threadbare fabric of Life, while the foundation of the world is in flames.
The stories and wisdom offered here at these fires are endowments from the grandmothers and grandfathers, the ancient intelligent ones who are the keepers of the wisdom stories we must remember, stories we must re-spin to reflect the direness and beauty of our current time. These fires owe their existence to these ancient ones who are always here, these ones of human lineage, of place, of the elements, who have a vested interest in the outcome of our story, this story that is yours and mine, that is the Earth’s ever-unfolding and ever-more dire story.
May these fires – and the language and wisdom that is stirred within us as we gather here – nourish a force of feminine intelligence across the globe with the power and vision to achieve the unimaginable.