“A wonderful book of Snake Wisdom for kids, or not-kids, with insights about life, growth, change, dreams, and our relationship to the Whole.” Max Dashu, Suppressed Histories Archives
“What a beautiful book! If we can learn to love the what we have been taught to fear—snakes, change, the dark, night, dreams, and so much more—then we can learn to love ourselves and our mother earth.” Carol P. Christ, author of Goddess and God in the World and A Serpentine Path.
“My Name Is Medusa presents a conversation with a wise woman about change, growth, and depth of appreciation for life in the cosmos. The thoughtful text is quietly intriguing, while the artwork is exuberantly engaging.” Charlene Spretnak, author of Lost Goddesses of Early Greece.
“A wonderful introduction to and re-framing of the myth of the wise, powerful, fabulously snaky-haired Medusa. The magical pages of this gorgeous book teach children love for the Earth and for all of Her creatures.” Miriam Robbins Dexter, author of Whence the Goddesses: a Source Book; Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia (with Victor Mair); and editor of Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries (with Vicki Noble; includes an essay by Glenys Livingstone).
“I am awe struck at the beautiful job you have done in liberating Medusa from the stereotype, and elevating Her to a rightful place among the deities. You have spoken in poetic and innocent language, a re-enchantment of “the dark” that will lead us all, child and adult, into the soft warm darkness of the womb, the earth, and the cosmos. I will make it my business to be sure that little black girls in my circle of concern get to read and discuss the content of this work and to feast their eyes upon the exquisite artwork. Thank you for this masterpiece.” Yeye Luisah Teish, Yoruba Priestess, Teacher and Author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals.
Review by Veronica Scoot, in Pagan Awareness Network newsletter, The Small Tapestry, Spring 2016
“With simple words, appropriate for any child, My Name is Medusa is an easy discussion of our innate self. It’s an invitation to re-member exactly who we are, by Being exactly as we are. I really really love this book. There is an underlying depth to this story… a shamanic medicine… a dark secret tangled through bright imagery… a breath of wisdom in each page… a way of placing the reader within the part of the self that we call ‘home’.” Hollie B., the institute for self-crafting
: and review by Hollie’s daughter Kiah
“I thought the book was very true and wonderful. I always liked Medusa. People say that she’s not very good, but I believe the opposite. I liked the book because I love snakes and the earth and the darkness. The pictures are very creative, and I like to be creative. That’s why I think My Name Is Medusa is a great book.” –Juniper, age 7
My Name is Medusa
covers “so much territory, and yet the affirmations of loving change, the expanse of the cosmos, darkness, deep earth, and the embracing and claiming of wisdom—our own as well as that of others, serpents, stars and Earth—flow into awareness with ease and delight. The illustrations are so full of movement, color and emotion…captivating! This book is a meditation.” – Barb Dickinson, We’Moon Co-Moonager.
My Name Is Medusa
is one of a number of children’s books recently brought out by The Girl God
, a relatively new organization aiming to educate and inspire children (and sometimes also adults) about the divine imaged as female… Beautifully written and illustrated, My Name Is Medusa
is a creative, inspiring book that is likely to please many children as well as adults, especially those who retain the wonder of child-like imagination. – Judith Laura, blogging as Medusa
on Medusa Coils
“In the world of children’s literature, strong female characters are a rarity, and when they do appear, they are all-too-often demonized. Look no further that the bevy of wicked witches and evil stepmothers that populate fairy tales, our children’s literary bedrock. In this extravagantly illustrated story told by Medusa—arguably one of the most reviled mythological women—Glenys Livingstone begins the process of reclaiming the lost beauty of female characters we have been taught to fear. In this biotically rich tale, children not only get to know Medusa, but they gain a new perspective on the snakes she proudly dons in lieu of hair, the darkness of the earth from which all life springs, and the vastness of the universe that encompasses us all. Children are not taught by this book, rather they are encouraged to see, ponder and question whether things the world say are “bad” really are. This is a skill—and a book—that children and adults desperately need if we are to live together with open hearts and minds.” –Monette Chilson, author of Sophia Rising
To buy a signed copy from Glenys:
within Australia: $22 plus $5.50 post
international: $22 plus $9.50 post