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Power of Myth & Symbolism: The Female Gaze & the Heroine’s Journey

Join our host Marie-Claire Gould (@mariecgould) and co-host Ty Black (@black_Tym and Wit & Folly on YouTube) in our segment “The Power of Myth & Symbolism” in Star Wars. Today we delve into the Female Gaze and Heroine’s Journey.

Here is a Transcript of the Episode:



Wit & Folly Mentioned Videos:

Rey’s Heroine’s Journey in The Last Jedi: https://youtu.be/iH4BFO9U9E8

The Quest for Wholeness | Why Femininity is Imperative in Star Wars: https://youtu.be/Oj7ZvmKh2nI

This episode is also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/L5KBnyUv-Gk

Twitter: @WTForceshow

Website: Whattheforce.ca

Our Intro and Exit Music is Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst 1914-1916 (Public Domain). Performed by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Recorded 1998. This file is a work of a U.S. Air Force Airman or employee, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain. http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/recordings/frontiers.asp


  1. […] Power of Myth & Symbolism: The Female Gaze & the Heroine’s Journey – With Ty Black, my co-host for this segment. We cover Myth and Symbolism in this segment and this episode deep dives into what the Heroine’s Journey / Female Gaze is and why it’s important to understand the Sequel Trilogy and in some ways ourselves (The missing feminine in ourselves and our stories). One of the reasons this is one of my favorite episodes is that normally I have about 30% male listeners, this episode resonated with both men and women and brought the stat to 50-50 and many men commented on how it helped them understand themselves more. What bigger compliment can one have? […]


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