Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés – Book

I have started learning more about feminism lately and wanted to start reading more literature in women studies. I found this book as a recommendation online and to my dismay there is only a bridged version on audible. Thankfully I found this wonderful playlist on YouTube where a group of friends takes turns reading the full book. I loved hearing the random noises in their backgrounds and even when they fumbled on words; it made me appreciate these women’s humanity and added to the book’s message of living life as an authentic woman.

I have listened to this book over the course of months, stopping when needed and starting back up again. The messages always seemed to fit my life at the right point in time and it drew me deeper into the book.

Women Who Run With the Wolves is a collection of myths and stories that each contain a lesson for the wild woman. The wild woman encapsulates the instinctual nature of women, which through many perils of this world is more and more difficult to connect to (especially as a young woman). After the telling of each story, the author analyzes the deeper meaning and how it connects to the wild woman.

I appreciate how thorough the book is and how the author brings in stories from cultures all around the world. She introduced me to many tales that I’ve never heard of and I gained a lot of comfort going through this book. I recommend listening to it while on a walk in nature, which is how I enjoyed it.

Let me know what you think if you decide to read/listen 🙂

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