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“We don’t need fixing. The world needs fixing.”

POPPY LOCHBRIDGE

I’m Kathryn.

GlobalWoman Creator and Curator

I am a red-headed white woman of Irish ancestry living on Gadigal land of the Eora Nation. You may know this land as Sydney Australia.

There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to decide to change herself to fit the world or change the world itself.* I was that woman.

I was exhausted with changing myself to fit a world that didn’t nourish me, and I no longer wanted to participate in upholding it.

I know I’m not the only woman who is done, possibly exhausted, with doing the work of fixing/bettering/improving herself to fit into a world that wasn’t made for us. 

Which is why I created GlobalWoman, a world where you can explore life, lunar cycle by lunar cycle. 

To live a luminous life.

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GlobalWoman is centred around Lunar Cycles.

Twelve lunar cycles. One GlobalWoman world.

Inside GlobalWoman we navigate linear time illuminated by the theme of each lunar cycle.

Luminous themes of structure, revolution, creativity, action, embodiment, self-expression, ancestors, leadership, service, relating, power and vision.

The placement of the New Moon is our starting point for the coming lunar cycle when you set intention to author your own story. Not only do you connect with the community of woman within you, you will connect with the global GlobalWoman community.

Building a world that is bigger rather than smaller.

Experience LUMINOUS with GlobalWoman

LUMINOUS is a monthly interactive downloadable magazine from GlobalWoman, which includes:

 

  • Global times for the 4 main lunar phases
  • Your own beautiful GlobalWoman astrology chart to download and track your lunar cycle
  • Practices for the 4 main phases of the lunar cycle
  • Tutorials to create your chart, the GlobalWoman Way.
  • Content about the 12 houses and lunar lore
  • LUMINOUS playlist specific for each cycle
  • LUMINOUS retails for $9.99USD

LUMINOUS Self-Expression

LUMINOUS Self-Expression

LUMINOUS Bravery

LUMINOUS Creativity

A few things we love at GlobalWoman…

  • The magic and mysteries of the lunar phases and lunar cycle.
  • The poetry of Mary Oliver:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

  • Tarana Burke and the Me Too movement. This is what a trailblazer looks like.
  • Tori Amos’s ‘Songs for Pele’: “An alternative, bloodletting record of a woman confronting the patriarchy”.
  • Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza who coined the term ‘Kyrarchies’. Ms Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, a Roman Catholic feminist theologian, is a radical feminist who studies liberation theology. Kyriarchy is a term that extends patriarchy to encompass and connect to other structures of oppression and privilege, such as racism, ableism, capitalism, sexism etc.
  • Muriel Ruskeyer: “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”
  • *Laurie Penny’s ‘Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution’.

“There comes a time in every woman’s life where she has to decide to change herself to fit the story, or change the story.’

  • A long time ago, in what now feels like a galaxy far faraway from my current life, I spent a lot of time in India being a ‘seeker’. Read more here.
  • Carol Gilligan’s ‘In a Different Voice’ and the ethics of care:

“If patriarchy is an idealization of a past that requires silencing and lies, radical listening is the reckoning.”

“Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?”

Because that would be dishonest.

Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender.

It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded.

It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.

We teach girls shame.

“Close your legs. Cover yourself.”

We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something.

And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire.

They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think.

And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretence into an art form.”

Meet LUMINOUS GlobalWoman

VANESSA
CHRISTINA M
MARCIA B
MALAK M

We tend to imagine that our lives are linear, but they are in fact cyclical.

As we grow older, we pass through phases of good health
and ill, of optimism and deep doubt, of freedom and constraint.

There are times when everything seems easy, and times when it all seems impossibly hard.

Each time we endure the cycle, we learn from the previous round, and we do a few things better.

This is how wisdom is made.

KATHERINE MAY – WINTERING