The Divine Feminine and The Prickle of Shame

Words by Shania Ford ART BY Ellie Butcher “Nine days – no shaving”. Julie’s crinkly almond eyes met mine, somewhere between amusement and bemusement. At the turning of the seasons, twice yearly Hindus and yogis worldwide celebrate Navratri festival. Translating from sanskrit into “Nine nights”, Navratri honours the divine feminine energy in the form of…