For me, sexual empowerment begins with a deep connection to oneself, the ability to be attuned to who you are in every moment and from this place opening to the world. A key aspect of this is the relationship a woman has with her body, how resonant she is with the inherent wisdom of her physicality, her ability to cultivate EMBODIMENT, to feel from the inside. Embodiment is holding consciousness and presence inside the container of our skin, bones and blood. Being at home in ourselves, feeling our aliveness. Loving every fold of flesh, every hue of discolour, each contour and crease; honouring the perfection of our imperfections.

The current paradigm of sexual empowerment denotes virtues of โ€˜loosenessโ€™โ€™ and โ€˜opennessโ€™, a constant desire for sex and a willingness to say โ€˜yesโ€™. Consequently, many women find themselves in situations and engagements in the quest for โ€˜sexual powerโ€™ or โ€˜freedomโ€™ that are not always aligned with their truth. This is not empowerment, in fact this is contrary to what defines empowerment; self- actualisation, knowing who you are and engaging life from this place of power.