Author(s): Dominique Christina
A woman s work is to define herself, writes award-winning slam poet Dominique Christina. While this task is important for everybody, Dominique says, There is an urgency for women. When you have inherited a construct that names, describes, and practices an ideology that women are somehow less important, less necessary, then the work of defining yourself carries with it a kind of fury. Every woman is composed of many selves archetypal players of the psyche who contribute their voices to her greater I. This Is Woman s Work introduces us to our council of inner women, delving into the secret wisdom and gifts of the Willing Woman, the Rebel, the Shapeshifter, the Warrior, and more. Combining writing exercises with fresh and dynamic insights, Dominique helps us make an intimate connection with each inner woman known and unknown, loved and feared so we may integrate their voices, realize their wisdom, and open ourselves to our full expression and power."
Dominique ChristinaDominique Christina is a writer, performer, educator, and activist. She has over ten years of experience as a licensed teacher, holding double master s degrees in education and English literature. She holds four national titles in the three years she has been competing in slam poetry, including the 2012 and 2014 Women of the World Slam Champion and 2011 National Poetry Slam Champion.Dominique s work has been published in various literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Alight Literary Journal, Tandem Poetry Anthology, The Dead Animal Handbook, Heart & Soul Magazine, and Hysteria, and has been featured on Upworthy and the Huffington Post. Her first full-length poetry book, The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm: A Colored Girl's Hymnal, was released 2014. Her first young adult novel will be published in 2016. She lives in Denver and New York City. For more, please see dominiquechristina.com."