Want to break free from what’s holding you back? Channel the Norse warrior goddess Freyja.
Feeling stressed? Turn the playful Japanese goddess Uzume for a superheroine superboost.
Tired of being nice? Meet the Irish goddess The Morrigan, a regal renegade who doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her.
Why settle for mere mortal excellence when you could be living like a goddess?
Drawing on their book You Goddess!, authors E. Foley and B. Coates show how the tales of these deities have been depicted by men over the centuries, revealing the ancient roots of toxic female stereotypes (the damsel in distress, the selfless mother, the tempting harlot). Discover why now is the time to reclaim their female powers for a new generation.
E. Foley and B. Coates will take you on a colourful tour of ancient deities and legends through the prism of female power, sharing the mythical stories of goddesses from every corner of the globe. Find out how these fierce and fantastic deities will help you to stop apologising, keep your cool, embrace your body and get what you are owed.
Join us for an in-conversation event, chaired by Sharon Jagger of York St John University.
This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.
You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner. In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.
About the speakers
E. Foley and B. Coates are writers and editors based in London. They are the authors of the number-one bestseller, Homework for Grown-ups: Everything You Learnt at School and Promptly Forgot, as well as Advanced Homework for Grown-ups, The Homework for Grown-ups Quiz Book and Shakespeare for Grown-ups and What Would Boudicca Do?: Life Lessons from History's Most Remarkable Women. You Goddess! Lessons in Being Legendary from Awesome Immortals is their latest book. Find them on Instagram @foleycoates
Sharon Jagger is a Lecturer in Religion at York St John University. She gained her doctorate at the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York, and her research now focuses on the spiritual and religious lived experience of women. Her current project involves collecting stories from women who have a goddess spirituality, exploring what 'goddess' means to them and which goddess personas are part of women's everyday spiritual practice.