In these challenging times, we all need stories of inspiration. Heroines of Hope is a four - episode series of stories of women from history who have been beacons of courage, beauty resilience and generosity across time. Each episode is a 60- 90 minute video which includes music, art, poetry and questions for journaling and reflection. Audience members from the class raved, "I've never experienced anything like this dynamic synthesis of history and the arts", "Kayleen's ability to weave together story, song and psychological insight leaves me speechless" and " This is so empowering! I will never look at the world in the same way again. What Dr. Asbo does is to show how interconnected we all are- and to celebrate the hidden women who have made the world such a better place. This series is addictive and gives me so much hope when I most need it">
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The Queen of Courtly Love and Cathedrals: Blanche of Castile Eleanor of Aquitaine's Spanish grand-daughter was a force of nature: mother to eleven children (and two saints), Blanche of Castile was the power behind the throne of France for decades, guiding it to peace and prosperity during a time of war. She was also the subject of adoration by Troubadours in poetry and song, and a composer herself. Blanche was one of the greatest patrons of education, art and architecture that France has ever known, and you will discover how to find her symbols hidden in plain sight in world landmarks from Notre Dame and Chartres Cathedral to the glorious Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
The Muse of Montmartre: Suzanne Valadon Erik Satie's only love, Maurice Utrillo's mother and only art teacher, Suzanne was an incredibly plucky, determined heroine whose face and body inspired some of the best loved works of Renoir, Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes and more before she became the first woman painter exhibited at the Beaux Arts . You have seen her face a thousand times-- and you, too, will fall in love with her after you learn about her astonishing life and indomitable spirit.
The Lavender Princess: Winnaretta Singer The heiress of the American sewing machine company was a formidable painter and musician in her own right, and with her beloved homosexual husband, became the greatest patron of Faure, Ravel, Satie, Stravinsky, Da Falla. and more. Her unconventional (but amazingly happy) marriage and commitment to beauty and generosity profoundly shaped the culture of Paris. We will celebrate some of the dozens of works dedicated to her, including Ravel's gorgeous Pavane.
Icon of Wholeness: Josephine Baker Known almost exclusively now for her exotic dancing, Josephine Baker, is one of the most extraordinary heroines of all time for her resilience, courage and generosity. Riding from a childhood beset by poverty, abuse and racism, she become a beloved Parisian singer, actress and comedienne who was the highest paid entertainer in Europe, a decorated hero of World War II, who fought in the French Resistance as a spy, a revered leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a dedicated humanitarian whose vision of universal harmony for children of all religions and races left a lasting legacy of hope.