Today is a big milestone day for the podcast: This episode marks 100 episodes since The Feminine Genius Podcast started!
Over the past 100 episodes, we've heard from women all over the world, who come from a variety of backgrounds and live in diverse states of life and vocations. And today, for the 100th episode, we get to hear from a few more!
About a month and a half ago, I put the call forward to ask you to share your thoughts on what it means to live out your feminine genius. I received a lot of written messages and audio clips, which you get to hear in this episode. Receiving these brought a lot of joy to my heart, especially because each of us bring a unique facet to this umbrella term of 'feminine genius'.
If there is one thing I want to spend the rest of my life getting across, it's this: God made you as YOU. There's a reason for that. No one can take that away from you, no one can diminish it, and no one can say it's wrong. It is your God-given feminine genius: a free gift given to you from God, to then be given to the rest of the world.
A big THANK YOU to all those who took the time to share so beautifully! Here is who you're hearing from in this episode:
Lorraine Abagatnan from Seattle, Washington, USA
Rosanne Bajao from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Eula Chua from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Louisa Florentin from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marystella Ramirez Guerra from Cambridge, England/San Salvador, El Salvador
Gabrielle Raymond from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Melissa Siu-Chong from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nyasha Thandi from China
Christine Tolentino from Niagara Falls/Toronto, Ontario, Canada
And of course, thank you to all those ladies who have shared their stories over the first half of season 4 and first three seasons—I'm still in awe at how we got here!
"It is thus my hope, dear sisters, that you will reflect carefully on what it means to speak of the "genius of women", not only in order to be able to see in this phrase a specific part of God's plan which needs to be accepted and appreciated, but also in order to let this genius be more fully expressed in the life of society as a whole, as well as in the life of the Church." (Pope St. John Paul II, 1995, Letter to Women 10)