My Backyard First

At Clementine Ford’s recent book signing, I was overcome with compassion for a woman in the audience, whose own backyard needs were being gaslighted.

Drumming Up Love

I knew that making a drum could be a transformational experience, but I didn’t expect my own drum-making journey to go quite like this.

Death is Coming

A premonition on the train, a visit from Possum, a failed job application. Toll the bells – Death is coming. Death is coming. Death is coming.

Perfectionism and her Death

As a new-ish mum, I’m further from perfectionism than I’ve ever been. But perfectionism is keeping me small and keeping me unhappy. Bye Bye perfectionism!

KATE JAMES Interview

Kate James is a Writer, Speaker and Coach plus teaches Mindfulness and Meditation. Kate is passionate about cultivating self belief and doing what you love.

Definition of Womancraft

Engaging with a troll was not how I thought I’d learn more about womancraft. But like all things womancraft, I’m opening to however the learning appears.

Seat 47G & Me

I love travelling alone, a suitcase packed with just my things, I stroll onto the plane and settle into the very best seat – 47G

MELANIE SMITH Interview

Melanie is changing the narrative of what it means to be a woman and travelling solo, with a goal to travel to every country in the world before she’s 50.

Hello

At Empress Crow and Rabbit we celebrate beauty, growth and the feminine.

We do this by:
Interviewing inspirational women living imaginative lives – to learn how life can be when a person has fully dreamed themselves into their skin. We share a moment in their life, we hear about the work they do and we see how they are changing the world by listening to their heart and rocking their bliss. Their courage, passion and faith – it’s our favourite medicine and it’s helping us all to heal.

Writing a blog – Musings From The Keyboard is an eclectic, navel-gazing and sometimes controversial blog from our resident Empress. From gaslighting, to dreamscapes to reviews – you’ll find them all in this here treasure chest.

So hello you! Please, sit down and stay a while. You are so welcome here.
Take what you need, both for now and for later, so you can start crafting your own conversations.

Rhea Dempsey

Author, educator, public speaker and advocate for natural birth

“What we are seeing, particularly with first births, is that Primal Woman is often coming out a bit scared, a bit not knowing and trusting her strength, a bit not knowing the territory. Often it’s expressed as that crisis of confidence that ‘I can’t do it’ or ‘It’s taking me somewhere I don’t want to go.’

Being in that space for me is holding sacred those unravelling moments – that this is the pathway, this is the territory of that unravelling. That opening of the heart and opening of that deeper strength within to birth that mother, at the same time while I am helping birth that baby.

I mean really, what could be more privileged?”

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Rachel Razelle

Half of duo Rachel by the Stream | Incense Alchemist at Resonant Aromatics

“I do feel if you are following your dreams, then the Universe will look after you. There’s also the fact that in order to do this life, I’ve brought my living costs down, down, down and so maybe that’s not something everyone is prepared to do.”

Rachel makes her two passions – music and natural incense – a viable livelihood by living in a converted van. We speak to Rachel about her journey thus far into her life More Wild.

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Dr Marion Rose

Creative Business Mentor and Mothering Mentor

Marion has two children, and 29 years of experience in developmental psychology, psychotherapy and the mother-child relationship.

She helps mothers to become free from guilt and find deep self-compassion, so they can listen to their children, meet their needs, and help them flourish in their lives.

Marion is also a Creative Business Mentor, helping women pursue their passions, share their gifts and create a business that makes a difference.

“We can replace the Old and What we’ve learned, with the New and How we want to be.”

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To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

To feel this alive and this free, all I had to do was jump into the dark unknown.

Michaela Rosandich

Photo credit: 'Hel' series by Amy Haslehurst

Michaela Rosandich

Storyteller

I need to hear more stories about strong women leading beauty-filled and spiritual lives, and so I created Empress Crow and Rabbit. It’s a forum to showcase the inspirational stories of women in uniquely feminine careers. It's also a bridge between what we think we know and what we feel is right. Thank you for joining me – let’s all learn, grow and celebrate the feminine together.

Photo credit: Lucy Spartalis

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