I have spent 25 years studying goddess culture and channeling this critical information into theatrical productions, satellite radio broadcasts, small ritual gatherings - all to raise the status of women. Reclaiming lost stories of long ago and today can shift perceptions of the female journey and help us to realize we are not alone in our experiences.
Speak the truth until people listen.
My most notable contributions have been the meditation oracle, Crone Stones, and a theater fundraising project, The Goddess Diaries.
Their purpose is to raise awareness of the creativity, brilliance and divine spark within women as found in mythology dating back to prehistoric times. Such sacred stories hold important insights to improve self-esteem, better relationships and rise to challenges that life has to offer. Crone Stones have received wide recognition from The Washington Post, SageWoman Magazine and New Age Retailer.
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The Diaries combines monologue, myth and dance in a moving and often funny exploration of the modern journey.
Since its inception in the winter of 2010, the Diaries has raised thousands of dollars whose proceeds have gone to help women on college campuses and in domestic violence shelters (Victims of Violence Fund, Courtney's House and The Duffy House - to name a few).
I created the Diaries as an experiment after years working as a women’s advocate in the Washington area. Inspired to produce a show about real women’s lives that in and of itself serves as a fundraising vehicle, I asked women in my community to write down their stories and then I tied them together through a common thread: the agricultural seasons of the year. Borrowed from the ancient Western European calendar of equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days, each monologue represents a specific time in the growing/harvest season and each season becomes a metaphor for these life events. I also teamed up with my husband (a musician and songwriter) to provide music that is interspersed between each woman's speech: music and dance performances are specifically chosen and choreographed to link the pieces together, creating a rich tapestry of speech, sound and movement as expressions of the female journey.
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- Combining her love of performance art with women’s issues, Carol created, The Goddess Diaries, a theatrical production now reaching national stages. Voted Best of the Fringe three years in a row (DC Metro Theater Arts) at The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, the Diaries is has just finished its fifth run at the George Mason University last October.
- As a regular contributor for five years on the Sirius-XM satellite radio hit broadcast, Broadminded, Carol provided commentary to the wide range of women’s issues that headline the media, took listener’s questions and drew from myth and ancient imagery to find answers related to body image, relationships and new opportunities.
- Carol has twenty five years of experience in women’s health education and counseling, including inspiring and coaching women through her creation, Crone Stones, a meditation tool using sacred stories and goddess mythology. The much anticipated publication, Return to Wellness: The New Book of Crone Stones, was published in 2011.
- Carol is proud of her work in her local community. She facilitates coursework in feminist theology – sessions dedicated to goddess history, philosophy and art, conducting workshops and gatherings bringing ritual to the community. She is married and has two daughters.