Bettina Guirkinger and Kat Scriven from Aurora Wild Women of the World, Adventuring through Africa in search of the powerful & inspiring women to share and document their stories.
During this podcast we speak to Kat and Bettina about solo female travel in Asia and Africa, what it’s like being location independent, how they met and why they decided to create Aurora Wild Women of the World.
More about their mission with Aurora Wild Women:
“A mission to bring back the knowledge of the female wisdom from the depths of Africa, the continent of the heart, the birthplace of the Sapiens. Engage with its medicine women. Visit its sacred spaces where rituals were performed, generation after generation. Bring back our learnings to a world that is re-learning to honour mother earth, care for her and care for each other. The world as we know it is changing, shifting, from a patriarchal system that is becoming obsolete, to a balanced union between the masculine and the feminine. Our aim is to do our bit to bring the balance back.”
Fascinated with "why people do what they do", Bettina has been engaged in a 10 year-long exploration of human nature - including her own! - Which has taken her to the four corners of the world in an attempt to figure out what it is that makes us truly human & alive. Half-french half-colombian, Bettina grew up in France, Belgium, Benin and Peru before pursuing her studies in international relations in England. Today Bettina manages her company Explore Your Elements from Cape Town in South Africa
“A traveller, a wishful thinker. I dream to call the world my home. A writer, a designer. Inspired by the little things. An african heart but a wandering soul. A goddess-warrior. A beautiful mess. Kundalini yoga teacher.”
Speaking to Bettina - living a nomadic life and now living in Europe
Speaking to Kat - spending 10 years travelling the world
How Bettina got into travelling and how her parents impacted on her life
Being curious to meet new people and to engage with new cultures
How Kat got into travelling and why travel is her greatest passion
Solo travel in South East Asia and South America
Practical advice for other female travellers
Awareness and going with the flow
Why you should trust your gut and develop your feminine intuition
How you can work on and develop your feminine intuition
How Kat and Bettina met in the desert in South Africa
Building a giant structure in the middle of the desert
Attending Afrika Burn in 2016 after going through a massive heartbreak
Deciding to move to South Africa and wanting to contribute to the festival by building it
What the festival is like
Bettina and how she made changes to her life
How the idea for Aurora Wild Women of the Word came about
2018 the year of the divine feminine and figuring out what it means to be a powerful woman
What it means to Bettina to be a powerful women
How the trip through Africa evolved
Digging into the detail - the car, the trip, the plan
What life was like on the road
The women they met along the way
How they decided to document the conversations they had with the women
What they have learned from the women they have spoken to and why it comes back to Love
Why this project is just the beginning
Plans for the future and where they would like to take the project - the 3 year vision
Wanting to go to Asia
How they are funding the trip
***Aurora Wild Women***
Facebook - @aurorawildwomen
Instagram - @aurorawildwomen
Website - www.exploreyourelements.com
Website - www.thesaltyseawench.wordpress.com
Instagram - @katscriv
Twitter - @KatScriven
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