"In Our Right Minds: Guiding Women to Their Strength as Leaders, Leading Men to Strength Without Armor"
On the Goddess and the Right Brain
A Sweeping Journey in a Short Film!
by Dale Allen
"Well-researched, organized, clear, level, balanced, without blame, and inclusive of all the human family. An eye-opener and life changer!"
Parliament of the World's Religions 2023
I am so very pleased about the wonderful audience reaction in Chicago at the screening and discussion of my film "In Our Right Minds - Guiding Women to their Strength as Leaders, Leading Men to Strength Without Armor." What a joy for me to experience heartfelt reactions, inspirations, insights and gratitude from the audience in the PoWR Film Festival theater. My work goes into the history we all share, before the rise of the world's religions, and explores the intuitive, empathetic, big-picture right-brain intelligence in All of us.
In addition, I conducted video interviews at the first-ever Women's Village at the Parliament of the World's Religions. The new Women's Village was exciting, very positive, peaceful, soothing, beautiful - fully inclusive of all faiths, and coming forth in the spirit of nurturing a healthier, more balanced humanity, with love for each other and the beloved Earth we share. Stay tuned for my next project incorporating all of these stellar interviews!
It was an honor to be a panelist on the "Women in the News & Media - Reclaiming the Narrative" panel with Caryn MacGrandle, Frozan Rahmani, Leah Myers, Dr. Marty K.
Casey and Colleen Dudgeon, and to moderate the
"Evoking, Embodying & Celebrating the Divine Feminine" panel with Phyllis Curott, Jean Shinoda Bolen and Aina-Nia Ayo'dele.
Described as a "Cape Canaveral lift-off," Dale Allen delivers a powerful shift in perspective!
"I know that when I first experimented with making "Goddess" a part of my vocabulary, it felt strange, and I wondered why I should bother. I really didn't like the word "Goddess" - it felt uncomfortable and unnecessary. Yet, at a time of crossroads in my life, the term kept rising up from within me -- it was a feminine voice I had never heard. I began to study the sacred feminine -- the erudition of anthropologists, psychologists, feminist scholars, poets, archeologists, and historians. And the more I persisted in my studies of the sacred feminine, the more it was revealed to me just how deeply imbedded the "masculine" hierarchy had been within my psyche. I eagerly saturated myself in the feminine experience of the divine. This was deeply transformative. I felt that a long-lost part of me was being restored -- that I was connecting to the deepest core of my being and finding there a power and strength that was beyond anything I had experienced. It bubbled up within me and turned my perception of our cultural mores upside-down. My foundational beliefs had been pried up just enough to allow me to access the vast and fecund psychic terrain beneath. She Who Dwells Within every human psyche at our deepest collective level, broke free within me. This feminine presence confirmed my gut level "knowing" that hierarchies, war, environmental destruction, a world in which children suffer and grow to repeat the same patterns of pain -- this is not the only reality for humans. A world of peaceful co-existence, harmony with the natural world, honoring of the human body and all life forms - a world in which children are safe and can thrive in the expression of their own unique beauty and divinity - this is our birthright. We can look at history and contemporary matriarchal cultures to see pieces of what is possible."
"WOMAN SHINE" Original Song by Dale Allen
from her film "In Our Right Minds" Click below!
This is the Film version of a highly successful live presentation toured to universities, conferences, corporations, theaters, and expos across the US, Canada, from Kauai to Dubai, twice to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and to the Parliament of the World’s Religions 2023. The film also showed at UNCSW 2022. It is an Award-Winner in the Awareness Film Festival, the Docs (Documentaries) Without Borders Film Festival - Religion/Faith, the Chicago Filmmaker Awards, and is a Finalist or Semi-Finalist in 16 Independent Film Festivals worldwide. The piece gives a comprehensive overview of women’s HERstory as differs from HISstory. Dale Allen's articulation, readings and enactments will leave you to understand what has been left out of history, restoring what is foundational to our balance, health and wellbeing - and to the collective co-creation of a positive future. “In Our Right Minds” gives voice to a brilliant intelligence that is within each of us – that of the right hemisphere of the brain, the “feminine gatherer-nurturer” side. “In Our Right Minds” garners praise for being well-researched, organized, clear, level, balanced, without blame, and inclusive of all the human family. Dale is a veteran of corporate, commercial and creative communications with hundreds of on-camera, voice-over and live presentations credits. Described as having the energy of “a Cape Canaveral lift-off,” Dale thoroughly engages and inspires her audience, which ranges from highly educated corporate leaders to teenage girls seeking their place in the world.
Mercedes Tata Arensberg
“Golden Black Madonna”
“Veil Of Protection”
Dale as "Mermaid Rising"
"New Earth Roots"
Oshun, Mami Wata, and Green Tara by Lydia Ruyle
Photos courtesy of the film Herstory: The Visionary Life of Lydia Ruyle and the Banners of the Divine Feminine by Isadora Leidenfrost, PhD. A Soulful Media Production. 2019