Ahead of advaya’s online course Women and Power: Reclaiming & Reimagining Power in the World Today, we speak with one of the teachers of our course, Pat McCabe, (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining).
Woman Stands Shining is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honor of being human.
In this conversation with Woman Stands Shining, we explored embracing the whole spectrum of gender, recontextualising the Sacred Masculine, Mother Earth as the final authority, elder womanship, and more.