Wish Me Luck and #ShowMeFreyja

Two things!

1: I just submitted my application to Stanford University’s Anthropology Ph.D. program in the hopes of studying Anthropology of Religion with them. Wish me luck! If you do that sort of thing, prayers/spells/good vibes are greatly appreciated towards me getting into this excellent program!

2: In my first Beauty Beyond post, the Mexican-Kenyan actor/director Lupita Nyong’o was suggested. I’ve been working on my photoshop skills, particularly in stylizing photo comps to look like watercolors. So here’s my rendition of the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o as Freyja!

The beautiful and accomplished Lupita Nyong'o as Freyja!

The beautiful and accomplished Lupita Nyong’o as Freyja!

If you are a visual artist of some kind, and especially if you are dedicated to a Deity of Beauty of some kind, join me in this project, depicting people as whichever Deity of Beauty you are dedicated to! Get out there and #ShowMeFreyja (Or, y’know #ShowMeAphrodite, #ShowMe[YourGodHere])


About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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6 Responses to Wish Me Luck and #ShowMeFreyja

  1. ganglerisgrove says:

    oh this is lovely. a Stunning portrait and I love how it challenges our conventional idea of Freya. Beautiful work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EmberVoices says:

      Glad you like it! I’m pleased with my progress in making photo comps and renderings look like watercolor.

      Freyja frequently has me focus on what Beauty is and is not. This is one of many projects, but probably the most public of them, in the long run. 🙂



  2. RoseRose says:

    That is so beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yay!! So exciting about the application!! Much good luck!!! 🙂

    And ooooh….how beautiful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. R Cawkwell says:

    Good luck with your application.

    Liked by 1 person

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