Crucible: the stone womb of elderhood

A poetic conversation on becoming a woman elder in this time

Samantha Wallen
5 min readMar 31, 2023

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Image created by Samantha Wallen with photos by Danie Franco and Joshua Sortino on Unsplash

At a Peace Summit in 2009, the Dali Lama said something that ricocheted around the globe, “Western women will save the world.” This may or may not be true, and it invokes the complex and problematic benefits and consequences of privilege, but it also invokes the important role women can, do, and…

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Samantha Wallen

Poet, writer, writing & book coach — Seeking to restore the soul of our world one word at a time…