Shadé is an author, speaker, coach and international philanthropist. She graduated from Columbia University and earned her Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. She has interviewed hundreds of women ages 18-75 and found a difference between girls who grew up with and without their fathers. She gained a profound understanding of the different ways women are wounded by their fathers and then go on to live as if those wounds are the truth. Shadé wrote a book called ‘In Search of My Father’ about how healing her relationship with her father set her free to experience healthy love. Now she coaches women to heal the wounds their fathers left behind and speaks at colleges and conferences around the country.

The way we feel about ourselves as a human being is complex. It’s not a case of simply wanting to feel about ourselves in a certain way and it happening. There are often a lot of barriers that we have to overcome to claim our full worthiness, beauty and even divinity. One of the things that can stand in our way of achieving this is an emotional wound of some kind, an experience or experiences we have had that deeply impact our sense of self. One of those wounds is The Father Wound and my guest on The Priestess Podcast today – Shade Ashani – is an expert in this area having conducted extensive research and written a book – about the impact of The Father Wound in particular on their daughters. If you, like me, are someone that has had a challenging relationship with their father you may just find this episode comforting and enlightening as well and to know that no matter our past experiences that we can always create a different future for ourselves through conscious choice.