‘You Goddess!’: From the Festival of Ideas 2021

Dr Sharon Jagger hosts a discussion with authors Beth Coates and Liz Foley about their new book, ‘You Goddess!’. This collection of stories about mythical and supernatural women is funny and entertaining, but contains a challenge to the way gender is constructed within masculine monotheism. Goddesses through the ages and from around the world can be seen as archetypes that help women in their journey to self-actualisation. The authors talk about their feminism and their deep interest in stories about divine women who have authority, strength and a strong sense of self; these are stories from which mortal women can learn.