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Do You See Yourself in this Photograph?


I want to share with you the first of our brand-new series of Radio Portraits, here at The School of Womanly Arts.
This is a series of audio interviews describing photographic moments that take place inside the Mastery classroom.
There are some moments in life that have so much power, so much depth, so much beauty, they hover in the air for eternity.

This photograph was one of those moments.
The subject?
My beloved student and friend, Sister Goddess Elvira.
I have known Elvira for ten years, since she flounced into the uptown Pleasure Palace, long mane of chestnut hair flying, to join an early Mama 101 class, a week after it had begun.
She and I have been there, and back together, over the years. Divorces, raising daughters, falling in and out of love.

Elvira is in a whole new place now.
It had been some years since she had crossed the threshold of The School of Womanly Arts. And much had changed.
When she arrived in Miami, I could see that my sister was in a crisis.
And needed an emergency pleasure infusion.  She was dressed in what looked like a suit-of-armor version of Miami beachwear.
And I could see that her innate sense of confidence and joy had vanished.
There was one tool that I knew would bring her back to herself, immediately.
A runway….

This portrait illustrates the crossroads every woman faces. We can either choose to be a victim…or a creatrix. The victim is stuck in judging, blaming, and complaining when she doesn’t get what she wants—completely bound. But the creatrix is too busy leaping in the direction of one monumental desire after another. She is living a life unbound.

In one instant, Elvira made the courageous decision to unbind. What gave her that ability? The Sister Goddess Community. Sisterhood is the magical elixir in unbinding yourself and living the life you have longed for.

That is why we created the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami. To teach women to celebrate their desires, rather than doubt them, like we are so used to doing. Because when a woman lunges for what she wants, with abandon, it is the ultimate act of goodwill. It takes everyone in her world higher.

Elvira is a force of nature. And so are you. This was her masterpiece. What will be yours? What legendary moment awaits you, in Miami?

With so much love and pleasure,

Mama Gena

P.S. Did you miss last week’s sneak peek of the World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion? Click here to access my tele-class on living A Life Unbound! And remember, every woman who enrolls in the Reunion will get free access to through Nov. 28, so you can start getting unbound on the online forums before you even hit South Beach….

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  • Inna October 21, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Elvira you are so incredibly beautiful!!!!

  • Ti October 21, 2011, 2:29 pm

    I know now why it was so important for me to enroll in Mastery 2012. I need to see my best self and that is the container in which it will happen. Thank you, Elvira, for sharing your story. Thank you, Mama, for facilitating this movement of pleasure and power.

  • Michelle Medina October 20, 2011, 6:06 pm

    Woooow!!! Your story brought me to tears Sister!!! I am amazed!!!! Huge hugs to you!!! Thank you for posting this Mama G!!

  • Shar October 19, 2011, 6:14 pm

    perfectly timed and gorgeous interview – ff: “i realized what Regena was offering me was a chance to go higher”.

    and SG Elvira’s sisters – she’s convalescing from knee replacement surgery in a nyc rehab facility for perhaps a few more weeks – so please do email/text/phone her a little miami juice, since she can’t strut there herself this trip!

  • SG Monick October 18, 2011, 11:19 pm

    Dearest SG Elvira, thank you so much for sharing this story! You are such an inspiration. I am bowing down to your greatness! And thank you Mama for facilitating these miracles and helping women all over the world step-by-step collect the pieces of themselves and love them.

  • Wildcherry October 18, 2011, 5:59 pm

    Hearing this story had me crying in gratitude over the majestic revealing which we all partook of. Such gorgeously vulnerable power. It is an honor to be a Sister Goddess. Sister Goddess Elvira rocked, and still rocks my world with who she is.

  • Lori Randall Stradtman October 18, 2011, 5:03 pm

    Absolutely inspiring!! SG Elvira you’re an amazing, gorgeous, empowering woman!!!

  • Vulvanica October 18, 2011, 2:57 pm


    Elvira is so hot —
    YES to her radiance, and ours!

    That moment was a privilege to witness.

  • sg Claudia October 18, 2011, 2:15 pm

    I was there when that amazing transformation happened. How amazing to re-live it through sg Elvira’s own words!

  • Suzi Banks Baum October 18, 2011, 1:38 pm

    Why not?
    SG Elivira stood for me back in the winter of 2007.
    We have been standing for each other ever since.

    Knowing exactly what this beauty looks like.
    Booked for Miami.
    And grateful,

  • Alice (72) October 18, 2011, 1:23 pm

    You are divine. You are a goddess. I adore you and hope to see you in Miami.

  • nasrine October 18, 2011, 1:00 pm

    THANK you so much for this! I love this and thank you so much for sharing this very empowering and powerful post.