British-Norwegian singer-songwriter Sasha Siem returns with ‘Eve Eyed’, a track that invites women around the world to explore and examine the rigid gender boundaries that restrict and suppress them. The track encourages us to break outside of these damaging ideologies and forge a new world where femininity is heralded, respected, and revered.
Starting simply with a dynamic cello introduction, the song quickly intensifies with the inclusion of Siem’s powerfully commanding vocals. There is a beguiling magnetism to her tone that you can’t help but get drawn into and her poetic lyricism perfectly encapsulates the empowering sentiments of the track.
As Siem puts it I recently hosted an intimate gathering of women at Fitzrovia Chapel – a gilded chapel hidden in the heart of London.
The purpose of the evening was to celebrate our femininity through sound, song, and story.
Life in a city is fast-paced. There’s often so much to enjoy and attend to that – as women – it is tempting to override our femininity and go into modes of stress and achievement, while forgetting our subtle internal rhythm and harmony.
I believe a better world will be possible when we understand we can have it all and it’s all about finding our own inner rhythm and becoming unconditionally faithful to it.
Growing up, femininity was so often over-ridden – if not derided – by the women (and men!) around me. Even defining what femininity means has become contentious – dangerous even.
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And while we may all have differing ideas of what femininity means, there is an essence which is distinctly known while still overridden gravely in society.
Woman is not linear; she flows – in cycles – and is a holder of space.
Divinely embodied, she nourishes life into existence both within and without, bringing fruits of beauty and goodness of heart to the world.
This gathering wasn’t about meeting at the exclusion of our beloved boys and men, but rather about fully BEING with our womanhood. Taking a moment to connect with our power to incubate and nurture life; to transmute death to rebirth; to bring from darkness into light.
Sasha Siem - Eve (Women's circle)