The Birds That Fly Within Her
Gloria Cinchona Steele-Hatten is a mother, wife, spiritual adviser, and fertility health counselor, passionate about healing through the power of the Word, integrating spirituality, sex, and art. With acute aptitude for interpreting the spiritual, mythological, or symbolic in literature, film, and pop culture, Mrs. Steele-Hatten loves engaging in socio-sexual-political discourse concerning representations of women in modern mass media and how these images inherit, perpetuate, challenge, or refute ancient ideas and representations of women, particularly in religious iconography, mythology and ritual. The poems in All the Birds That Fly Within Her allude heavily to Divine feminine archetypes in Yoruba indigenous spirituality, as well as to issues of women's suppression and rape culture. The collection also illuminates the intense psycho-sexual and spiritual dysfunction inevitable within a Eurocentric patriarchal hegemony, and its toxic effects on marriage, parenting, and the Original family community unit.
- Publication Date
- Mar 25, 2015
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Gloria Steele-Hatten