Last year, Creatrix Rising was one of my Top 21 Reads of 2021. After this re-read, it’s one of my favorites of 2022 as well. With nearly 4,000 unread books in my TBR mountain, I don’t often re-read. I made an exception for this book because I know my time and attention will be rewarded with invaluable pearls of wisdom, uplifting affirmations, and unparalleled inspiration.
These writings are meant to inspire you to tell your own story about how you are claiming your voice as a mature woman, and to recognize how truly powerful, remarkable, and noble that is.”
Read by Ms. Raffelock herself in her pleasingly melodious voice, the Creatrix Rising audiobook takes on a conversational tone. It is more informal, more intimate, and more personal than the written version. If the listener takes the time to respond to the guide questions in the For Reflection, Activity, and Journaling section as I did, the audiobook becomes even more interactive. In this version, Ms. Raffelock’s role as mentor, friend, and confidante is magnified.
Creatrix – a woman who makes things.”
When I reviewed this book for the first time, I immediately claimed to identify with the new archetype. Why not? I was a 48-year-old writer who had already published eight books. But the truth was I was merely being aspirational. By the time of my posting, I hadn’t written a new story in more than six months. I was a woman who hadn’t made anything. I wasn’t a creatrix in the truest sense of the word.
Now, I am.
She knows who she is and what she stands for, and where she belongs. She lives life as an artist, creatively and with passion.”
For my third new story of the year, for the first time in my career, I am writing a heroine who is turning fifty, who is experiencing the early stages of menopause, and who is enjoying a romance with a man ten years her junior. I’m writing about a creatrix and I would like to give credit to Ms. Raffelock and her book for the inspiration.
You’ve been passed a torch. Now you hold that light to help not only yourself, but other women as well. It’s time to name and claim your power.”
Impactful. A book that deserves space in the Keeper Shelf. I will re-read and re-listen to this every year.
To Lone Star Lit, She Writes Press, and Stephanie Raffelock, I appreciate being included in this blog tour. Thank you.