Claire Macaulay is a thirty-something woman who has it all; the two fabulous kids, the gorgeous husband, the professional career, the beautiful home, the supportive family and the army of soul sisters. To all intents and purposes, she is Wonder Woman.
At least, that is how it looks from the outside. Despite “having it all”, there remains a niggling dissatisfaction with her lot and the omnipresent fear that the mask of competence and perfection will one day slip and she will be outed as a fake. Add a healthy dose of guilt that she can’t be happy with all that she has, and the result is a chronic box of sadness in her heart, sometimes a tiny trinket box, sometimes an enormous suitcase.
Having had the courage to open the box and try to identify the contents, she discovered that she had been living an edited version of herself, displaying to the world the characteristics and traits which had won her approval from others, whilst hiding those things that she was scared of, things which made other people uncomfortable. She had come to believe that the “lite” version was the real one.
She started writing about her vulnerabilities and found she couldn’t stop. Then she shared her musings with a few specially selected goddesses and found that they had similar feelings too. Pretty soon the penny dropped that many, many women struggle with the same issues, and maybe by putting herself out there she could create a community of women striving to own and express all parts of themselves and to move into their full power as whole divine beings.
This is her journey to living as Woman Uncut.