South Okanagan women featured in book

The visual collaboration features women from across the South Okanagan

After three years of hard work and help from women across the South Okanagan, two local artists are launching the much-anticipated book The Unbound Goddess: Medicine of the Divine Feminine.

The Penticton & District Community Arts Council (PDCAC) is hosting Dawn Dancing Otter and Janette Sarah Anne Damsma at the Leir House Cultural Centre on Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the launch of their book and Kickstarter campaign. The book is described as a visual collaboration of poetry by Otter and photography by Damsma and features local women from around the area.

“This is a needed conversation at a time when women are beginning to hold themselves to a higher standard, speak with clearer voices and stand in the inherent dignity of their presence. This isn’t a book about female empowerment. This book is a hymn to Her,” said Otter. “Come be with us for the moment we release this important work into the community where it began, and from there, into the world.”

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Attendees at the event will be able to sign up for their own copy of The Unbound Goddess: Medicine of the Divine Feminine, as well as indulge in provided snacks and refreshments.

“Within the infinite layers of reality, The Unbound Goddess shares a glimpse into our souls unified mystery,” said Damsma. “Through this expression the mystery unravels, along with an opportunity to share in joyous evolution towards the experience of wholeness and equality.”

According to a release from PDCAC, Otter is a mother, seer, mystic, medical intuitive, poet, dancer, ceremonial leader, coach and teacher. She lives in the mists of Lkwungen traditional territory on Vancouver Island. Damsma is a visual artist, metaphysicist, energy healer, and animal communicator who lives with her horses in the traditional territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation in the South Okanagan.

More information about Otter and Damsma and their upcoming fundraiser can be found at www.pentictonartscouncil.com.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.

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