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Rule #1 for women who want to be free.

A free woman is a woman who stands in the middle of a thunderstorm of pain and bellows “Bring it on!” to her higher power.

A free woman is a woman who grabs her suffering with both hands and rides it like a flying saucer in the snow, down a mountainside.

A free woman is a woman who turns up her volume when the world disapproves.

A free woman trusts herself so deeply that she is crouched and poised to grab what’s hers – that hot guy on the dance floor, stating the uncomfortable truth on the senate floor, or another woman’s arm who is in danger.

A free woman feels the difference and knows the difference between what actually feels good to her body and what her current partner feels she owes him/her.

A free woman does not ignore being ignored.

A free woman takes her cues from the sun, the wind, the rain, and lives her truth like an aria.

If you are a woman who longs for that inner sense of freedom, who longs for that inner sense of connection to her truth, her passion, and her voice, then you’ll definitely want to join me at The Experience, and read on . . .

Because Sisters, the world is not getting better for women.
Just look at pay inequity, attacks on our reproductive rights, shrinking feminine leadership, and so many more troubling trends. And so, waiting on the climate to change is not a functional option. Change must come from within.

What has to get better is a woman’s ability to deal with, and say, the truth to a world that is not holding her in relevant esteem.

Because truth is freedom.
And it’s a card that none of us were encouraged to play.
Until now.

And the urgency is like never before. I know you feel it, coursing through your body. It can feel like frustration – straining against invisible chains that keep you bound to a way of life that never gave you – you.

The School of Womanly Arts exists to give women the opportunity to break from those chains into a new sense of her power and urgency. It is something that can only happen woman to woman. We need the experience of other women modelling freedom, and we long to model it for others.

Sisterhood is the safe space where you get to connect with your truth, and have it celebrated.

Supportive sisterhood allows the real you to shine through. Not the image of you that you think everyone wants to see. Not the you that placates, the you that cooperates, the you that compromises. The real you.

For centuries, women have been encouraged not to be transparent. They have been encouraged, instead, to follow the rules and guidelines of others, to hold back their truth, and to stuff down their vast emotional range and power.

So many of us have been so deeply conditioned to sit on our truth that we stop ourselves from sharing it, even when we have the opportunity. Think about it – is anyone really and truly advantaged when we keep our deepest thoughts and feelings to ourselves? What are we actually afraid of?

In your transparent truth, you will find your freedom.
Let’s begin here. Together.

In the comments below, I want to hear about the places that you are able to speak your truth, and all the places you are not able to speak your truth. You know the difference – it’s a feeling. It is life when you speak your truth and a feeling of deadness inside when you feel you cannot. I want to know:

•  What is your truth right now?
• What limits your sense of being a free woman?
•  Where in your life is more of your truth wanted needed and required?

Can’t wait to hear your voice in the conversation.


Regena Thomashauer, aka “Mama Gena”
The School of Womanly Arts

p.s. The Womanly Arts Experience is the place where women come together to gather strength, certainty, and turned-on, tuned-in power. It is an experience of freedom like no other that will change your destiny, change your trajectory, change your experience as a woman in this world. I want to meet you live and in person – and it’s my gift to you, I don’t charge tuition for this intro event. If you want to truly propel yourself into the new rare air of freedom, and live wholeheartedly, join me on December 2 and 3 in New York City. Click here for all the details!

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  • Kavida August 24, 2017, 1:30 pm

    I did it my sister goddesses!! I love you all so much.. I went out tacked up brochures and business cards.. mama was right every door was slammed shut on me prior to going out.. but that’s what drove me… I’m upping the Annie tomorrow.. I’m going to do a seminar at the park, where the mentally ill residents hang out.. I have a great passion for them.. I’m scared but I know in my heart I have to do this!!!

  • Jennifer Kerstetter August 24, 2017, 10:08 am

    This sounds like it would be wonderful!! Unfortunately, I do not have the financial means at this time. (Fixed Income – Disabilities) I have recently been working on myself. My TRUE self, Not the one everyone expects me to be, or the perfect ANYTHING! Just trying to deconstruct/demolish the walls I have built around myself over the years from numerous childhood traumas. I am in process of editing a book of poetry that I have written about MY TRUTHS! I’m a little scared about publishing as it explores my TRUE feelings. But at the same time, I am grown now, I have a VOICE now and I am ready for the world to HEAR MY TRUTH!! I felt an awakening during the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21 – “What a Time! When the Earth, Moon, and Sun all perfectly align! When the Moon covers the Sun and casts a shadow over the Earth, wrapping it a blanket of darkness, we can all start anew and begin again! We can all “Reset”! Be Reborn! The Universe Speaks Today!!! You just have to watch and listen!”

  • Teresa August 24, 2017, 2:47 am

    I was that woman in the storm and I have risen above and beyond with the strength and the roar of the mighty lion and I shall never be brought down again for I know now what lies beneath

  • Kavida August 23, 2017, 10:50 pm

    I saw this message yesterday but was afraid to reply.. I am soo scared.. I am going out tomorrow in my community to advertise my self help seminars. I am a nurse. I can get a “job”… I really want to do this but I’m scared of failing, everyone thinking I’m crazy and the stipulations to shut up and get a job like everyone else.. who do I think I am to go against the norm and want more??

    • Maria August 24, 2017, 5:54 am

      you are a WOMAN and you deserve to go for what you desire! And it might not happen right away, but if you keep chasing it, it will happen. Sending you courage! xx

  • melissa August 23, 2017, 8:27 pm

    My truth: is that it is finally time for me to really rise up to my Leo rising/ post eclipse power and do the work in the world that really speaks to me and that I love. No more introverted escapist…’s time to share my wisdom and support those women and men who are still learning the things I have learned….
    What limits my sense of being a free woman: my need to keep taking care of everyone, partner, kid, dogs,home, instead of focusing on what i want to do. It’s my choice, and I need to have stronger boundaries, take space, and ask for help.
    Where is more truth wanted?: I look outside for validation …I dont always stand up for myself. I fantasize about being alone because I dont insist on creating a space that works for me. I assume people dont take me as seriously as I take me! ha

    • Lark August 23, 2017, 9:26 pm

      Oh my goodness you could be me or I could be you. Either way I truly hear and feel your words!!!

  • lisa walker August 23, 2017, 2:49 pm

    I am proud of myself.Positive energy flows through me; each cell of my being is awake and alive with joy.I am radiate with love and joy to all I meet,I am whole, complete and perfect just as I am, right where I am at. I am more than capable of bringing my dreams to life,I love me.

  • Naechine August 23, 2017, 11:29 am

    I have NO CLUE who I am and believe I never have. I have always followed the rules done what I was told and followed the crowed as directed. Whenever I speak even to this day, I am looked upon as if I am attacking or trying to make people look badly or find holes in conversations mainly family and men that I have wanted to be in relationships with, that I probably shouldn’t be with…but. Today right before I found this in my inbox, I decided to No longer speak about anything to anyone especially family. Family seems to be the biggest issue. I never feel comfortable speaking any truth at all, EVER! I am depressed, find myself angry all the time, crying often, frustrated, just ready to toss in the towel, and I have no one really in my corner that I feel comfortable with or want to talk to. I stay away from most people, just stay with my kids…that’s all….HELP ME Please! My life is in shambles financially emotionally physically medically…im losing everything.

  • Rebecca August 22, 2017, 8:40 pm

    The places I’m able to speak my truth is generally when i feel a receptiveness from who I speak my heart, thoughts, and feelings to. Like if someone has asked a question, or I can FEEL there’s a feeling within the other person, or a need, then I certainly take the courage to speak (I usually write and give the note/letter or send the message/email rather than pick up the phone or initiate a messenger chat).
    I don’t like to push past people’s boundaries, or push my boundaries of sharing intimate thoughts and feelings unless I’m sure of the aforementioned. Because I know the truth of what I’m about to say is high impact! It’s powerful, it’s loving, it’s deeply good, and sometimes even sensual. It’s the deep dark truth, one so loving, and interesting that many people would like to stay hidden from that. They don’t trust it… Aren’t familiar with it.
    But… The speaking of it tends to open up the caverns of my heart, and touches the other person… I’m cautious though, because I know once expressed, there’s no going back, despite the fact that it’s true whether it’s voiced or not. So, very tricky that people can live a lie, or simply pretend, and their lives may have breath but no depth… It’s their choice though… Nonetheless, I suppose we can still voice our truth while respecting their wishes and response.

    I also have to be aware of the capacity of the other person, and to stop when I feel they can’t continue the dialogue, especially when my heart and feelings have gotten involved (attached, and hoping for a response, an outcome I’d much desire that isn’t in the books of the other person. I have to be careful of that, especially when I know it, and not write or respond until I’m clear of the heaviness and weight of the longing. It’s obvious when people want things to go further; they reach out and respond, not fall silent and go away… So…very interesting learning curve, this speaking truth thing. 🙂

  • Tia August 22, 2017, 6:29 pm

    My truth is love.
    I have no idea what is restricting my truth but it feels like the restriction is beyond me. The more live I try and put out the less it feels like it is received or understood or reciprocated. Rarely is it returned. I’m dying to figure out how to fix this.
    At this point in my journey I feel like every place in my life needs more love. I give it, I try to be a beacon for it. But…

  • Amanda August 22, 2017, 6:01 pm

    My truth right now is that I have to take care of myself.
    What limits me being free; Lack of money from 2 jobs job with a beautiful purpose but no way to get ahead and lots of outside work limiting my time, fear of my ex brainwashing my son if I don’t continue to cater to him, percieved obligations to do many people, fear of rejection.
    More of my truth is needed when I communicate with other people and when I am alone so I focus on self care instead of who my possibly Neff my attention or help.
    ~Wow, that felt good to get off my chest😧

  • Kristy August 22, 2017, 4:48 pm

    • What is your truth right now?
    My truth right now is that I am standing in my power and getting more fluent in it. I am living my Truth without apology, something I desperately wanted to know how to do when I took Mastery 6 years ago…and now I AM the woman who lives her Truth.
    • What limits your sense of being a free woman?
    My own internal fears and stories. No one else has any power of me except what I give them from my own fear and self-limiting beliefs.
    • Where in your life is more of your truth wanted needed and required?
    In my teaching and in my coaching. It is time for me to come out more powerfully, boldly, like the unrepentant badass soul-sister warrior that I am.

  • Crystal August 22, 2017, 2:38 pm

    My truth is that I’m a single woman who struggles with expressing herself. Communicating with someone who I’m dating because I feel as if my feelings aren’t ever valid. I know it comes from my childhood. I grew up in a house where I wasn’t allowed to express myself. Or no one cared how I was feeling. I remember losing my older brother to gun violence and nobody ever asked me how I felt or even cared how it affected me.

  • Teri August 22, 2017, 2:29 pm

    • What is your truth right now? I am stuck in a marriage that brings me no joy, I am searching on how to release my sensuality in a world that makes it and you a dirty girl and lost in the fact I can’t support myself financially.
    • What limits your sense of being a free woman? afraid to speak my truth to a good man who is not for me.
    • Where in your life is more of your truth wanted needed and required? my looks and my body have always caused me augst. But even more so that a man needs to take care of me because my dad didn’t.

  • Mariler A Saddler August 22, 2017, 1:58 pm

    I have a strong intuition I have prophetic dreams I have a deep love 4 Jesus and his mother and their life I love to meditate and would love to help others slow down and connect with their inner selves I love angels and connecting with them I love to play in the rain I have often yelled at what do you want from me God I have a strong passion and desire to help others dig deep within themselves to bring out their best selves I keep seeing myself running some kind of shop with angels and crystals and meditation figuring out how to get started in connecting with the right people

  • Emilia August 22, 2017, 1:49 pm

    My truth is that I am a sensual and smart turned on artist, finally on her path to realize my dreams of traveling the world on my terms and refine my skills in painting, textile art and electronics. What limits my freedom as a woman are the self limiting beliefs that were carved in my soul that art can’t pay my bills and that I am too energetic, too ambitious. I want to make sure nobody EVER AGAIN will pick my wings as I prepare to fly. I am already flying. I will not be able down. My empowerment is fuel for other women’s empowerment. Once a friend called me a catalyst. Well maybe Mama Gena, every day I learn from you how to attend my own ground against self doubt and external criticism. I will stay expansive, and continue expending my art. Love you all sisters 🙂

  • Ashley August 22, 2017, 1:02 pm

    What is your truth right now?
    I need to let go of a toxic friendship.
    • What limits your sense of being a free woman?
    My sexuality has never felt it belonged to me.
    • Where in your life is more of your truth wanted needed and required?
    I need to acknowledge my inner voice and also trust my inner truth. In my life, now more than ever.
    Magical blessings,

  • Mike' (mekay) August 22, 2017, 12:59 pm

    I feel like a dragon has awoken in me and I want to level the city from the disrespect that I have received as I’ve helped support and nurture so called family and friends but if I unleash my flames and level the city I won’t have my favorite places to go to and enjoy and ain’t none of these rat bastards worth going or being without!!!!

  • Madelyn August 22, 2017, 12:26 pm

    Mama Gena,

    I love what you’ve written, and as always this message comes just at the perfect time for me.

    Thank you for your unending wisdom, and reminders to trust my true self.

  • Liz August 22, 2017, 12:00 pm

    I am just now rediscovering who I truly am & what my purpose is for this life. I live in a rural area so progressive & spiritual people are few & far between so I feel afraid to be my true self. A lot of the time when I express my true thoughts or feelings I get weird looks, negative remarks & I realize that I am on a totally different plane of existence than the majority. I can be my true wild woman self in the red tent gatherings my amazing midwife holds & around the other warrior women I came to know. I am hoping to create more connections w other wild women and form a network of strong free women warriors that will uplift every other woman under the sun!

  • Joy Martina August 22, 2017, 11:59 am

    Learning to speak my truth compassionately and clearly has been a challenging and transforming ride for me. Especially in intimate relationships, when it get’s into the arenas of setting boundaries, finding agreements and creating pleasure. I struggle with voicing my desires in a crystal clear way because I fear the possibly crushing effects my words can have on others, when I tell them what works and what does not work for me. Attending Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts was one of the most rewarding trainings I have ever invested in and it was such a relief to feel surrounded and supported by the tremendously open hearted sisterhood created. The tools we learnt to transport emotions and piled up energy within our bodies were powerful (and fun!) – I enjoy applying them with my clients and students every day. Thank you!
    On an international level, I am noticing the increasing need, urge and desire amongst all “awake” women I encounter to really step it up and stop accepting the status quo. Just because we were conditioned for centuries to stay in the shadows and bite our tongues – even when we witnessed injustice – does NOT mean we can or should do so any longer. Is it a provocative and sometimes scary path? Hell yeah. You won’t believe the amount of crawls, dance breaks, swamps and trinities I have done in the past weeks! :))) Everyone at our home is now totally used to Mama Joy freaking out on the kitchen dance floor that I have even my kids’ friends joining in. The amount of processing I have been doing ever since the last weekend together also show me just how intense things get before we hit a breakthrough to go to the next level. I truly believe the recent Solar Eclipse across the US was the final sign for all us Sister Goddesses to acknowledge the start of a new era. Aquarius is really here. It’s high time we own our light and BE those radiant Goddesses that we are. ‘Cause this planet sure needs more of the Divine Feminine, now more than ever… don’t you agree? Thank you, Mama Gena, for all that you do and are! You’re a beacon of light 🙂

  • DarlaS August 22, 2017, 11:48 am

    I have recently been overwhelmed with my “truth”. I am at the begining of coming to terms with my shame and finding faith I’ll be able to live through the emense pain of my truth.

  • Laurie August 22, 2017, 11:27 am

    I love this discussion and I love Lynne’s comment about the “shoulds”. Louise Hay says that “every time we use ‘should’, we are, in effect, saying ‘wrong’. Either we are wrong or we were wrong or we are going to be wrong. I don’t think we need anymore wrongs in our life. We need to have more freedom of choice. I would like to take the word ‘should’ and remove it from the vocabulary forever. I’d replace it with the word ‘could’. ‘ Could’ gives us choice, and we are never wrong.”

    • Kelly August 22, 2017, 6:28 pm

      One of my favorite women used to catch me saying “should” and she would remind me, “Be careful… you’re ‘shoulding’ all over yourself!” Still makes me think and smile to this day, and I very rarely find myself using that word.

      Trying to maximize my own personal power and impact along with the rest of you sister goddesses, and loving the journey. Best to you all!

  • Barbara August 22, 2017, 11:21 am

    Love this article and I feel free. I love that once I turned 50( a few weeks ago), I have found a new freedom. I am obsessed with letting go of the stories and stepping into me. I am listening to Pussy and I love it. I am excited to connect with other women and find other women wanting to have an extraordinarily amazing life.

  • Aubrey August 22, 2017, 11:08 am

    I just bought a tiny statue of Baba Yaga yesterday to remind me to keep honoring my inner Wild Woman.
    Baba Yaga definitely inspires me to be my full self always.
    I have always been shy about coming into my own in relationships with men. I still am, but in the relationship I’m in now, my partner is so supportive and is always telling me how much he loves how I always do my own thing and follow my truth. I keep keeping him accountable to those statements by pushing for what I need and want out of the relationship. sometimes he doesn’t like it, but when I insist and he sees how me being happy and whole contributes to our happiness, he realizes he needs to keep letting me be me. He’s truly the most supportive partner I’ve ever had, and loves giving me pleasure in many ways. So I’m on a journey still, definitely! But more vocal
    and stronger than I’ve ever been.

    Other women and especially wild women help remind me to stand in my truth. Drag queens also do this for me. And toddlers! 😝 I love how messy and unapologetic my friend’s toddler is. She inspires me.

    Love to all the queens out there on their journeys to live their truth.

    • Emilia August 22, 2017, 1:53 pm

      Love it sister! I too am learning how to stay unapologetically me and step in my Divinity. I love your story and support you in your journey 😊

  • Foxy August 22, 2017, 10:57 am

    LOVE it!!

  • Lynne August 22, 2017, 10:54 am

    I have found as I’ve gotten older that I find my TRUE FREEDOM ONLY in my RELATIONSHIP with my Creator! This world, with all it’s expectations & Rules, certainly doesn’t give it to me, that’s for sure! Friends & family, although I know they love me & they do try their best to be there for me, are only Imperfect Humans just as I am. I am very Blessed & thankful for them, but even they will put expectations and “you SHOULD’s” on me at times that , in my mind, with my “need to please others,” will make me doubt myself and who I truly KNOW I AM!
    When I am frustrated or questioning myself, I find that spending quiet time with myself & my Creator, …away from the noise & busyness of this life, helps clear my head, rediscover what I truly Love & who I truly AM, and encourages me to BE who I am meant to BE! (as opposed to DO-ing what the world tells me to DO!) It is very important to take time to “BE STILL” and alone to KNOW YOURSELF!