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The Rebellious Leader Podcast

Nov 1, 2018

Bernadette Pleasant is the creator of Femme! In the Femme! Experience, Bernadette creates a safe space for women of all ages, backgrounds, body types and dance skills to explore their sensual selves. Women are empowered to fully embrace and embody all of their emotions and fully express them through movement. She is passionate about helping women to be fully turned on and unapologetic about their power. We talked in-depth about how Bernadette developed Femme! and what her classes involve, as well as the importance for having a safe space to express all of our emotions. She also shared a lot of insights around her personal philosophy and how she lives her life, which will be really inspiring for anyone who wants to take better care of themselves and live more confidently.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The healing movement practice called Femme! that Bernadette created and what the 8-stages of the practice looks like
  • The emotional tour that participants of the class go on to move through a range of emotions, including those that many people often choose to avoid
  • The repercussions of not having a safe space to express all of our emotions
  • How Femme! has become opened up to male participants and the impact it has had on their lives
  • Bernadette’s self-care rituals that she does even when she’s busy or on-the-go
  • How Martha Stewart played a part in inspiring Bernadette to reclaim her body and her confidence
  • Getting clear on the big picture of what self-care really is and realizing that you do have time for it
  • Letting go of other people’s expectations and creating your own definition of success
  • Learning that it’s okay to take up space and have a commanding presence and that doing so actually gives other people permission to let their light shine
  • Understanding that failure is part of any successful person’s life and shouldn’t stop us from trying something new
  • Forgiving ourselves and rewriting the stories that are holding us back

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