One of the most important evolutions in creative history is the emergence of a female voice. Despite cultural sociologists of old focusing on men, Maria is among a number of important voices who can recognize that we can both acknowledge, even honor those historic works, but invite the female voice to break them apart. Do you ever feel overly constricted by ancient, patriarchal models of storytelling? Then THIS is the episode for you. Maria and Jen also discuss:
10:14 - How to avoid culturally repressive tropes in our art.
12:14 - Why was Maria drawn to fairy tales.
16:45 - How to respect the old while still exploring the new in our art.
21:32 - Valuing curiosity in ourselves and our children
24:18 - How storytelling gives us life
27:10 - How promote female models of storytelling while avoiding a gender binary
30:09 - Maria’s writing process
32:55 - Maria’s complicated relationship with Joseph Campbell
36:56 - How Maria collaborates with her students.
39:13 - Finding the bravery to take risks in our creative work.
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