My soul sister, my friend and a Real Wonder Woman
Lara Catone is a writer, transformative guide, social artist and researcher of gender, power and adult development. She is also the founder of The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Sovereignty.
Lara and I met in Santa Monica when I moved there to live with my husband and relieve the toll that the intense work in conflict zones took on me. At the time, Lara was living in a community house The Giving Garden with three other awesome women. Meeting them was my first encounter with the practice of living sisterhood. We had great fun hanging out, dancing, and co-creating magical encounters.
It was with Lara that I first ventured beyond the parameter of workshops involving conflict-ridden content. Together, we held workshops in my house in Topanga on chakras – the energetic centers of the body – and their relation to Body-Mind-Spirit. It was a deeply satisfying and invigorating experience.
I joined Lara at the first edition of The Artemis School and was impressed by the width and depth of knowledge that she was sharing with us, the confidence and the skill with which she held space and the flawless weaving of the course content – from theoretical information to embodied practices.
She taught me so much about women’s sexuality and erotic power. Moreover, she gave me a new perspective on course development and practical training that allowed me to recognize women’s power in owning their sexuality, rather than focusing only on protecting women as victims of sexual violence.
Lara inspires me with her profound knowledge of a woman’s body, her sparkling intelligence, and her dedication to learning and researching the missing links in the triangle of gender, power, and sexuality.
I love you, Lara!