Devorah Fields, a former teen actress and model, is hiding out from her estranged, abusive husband in her childhood home in the Malibu hills. With every odd creak, she fears the worst—her husband’s return.
Her father, a former Hollywood heavyweight turned con artist, is serving time in federal prison. Her mother, an English born actress, has fled to her home country out of shame and embarrassment.
All that remains is the family’s old house (the scene of Devorah’s chaotic upbringing), her precious cat Fergie, and a young stepmother who won’t stop calling.
Devorah is scared, lost and lonely. She’s also determined to revive the talented young woman she once was, but first, she must come to terms with the truth of her past and admit her greatest sin—that she’s abandoned herself.
Crystal Woman is an exploration on ways we give up our power to the authorities in our lives, how we hold on to trauma and how we can release it, transforming it into our greatest strengths.
This collection of poems is dedicated to the divine feminine within all of us, the one who is howling to be heard under a duct-taped mouth, a blindfold and the full hunter’s moon.
Crystal Woman tells us the time to rip off the tape and blindfold is now. It is time to step forward, to walk into that lonely terrain, into the forests drenched in fear and unknown experiences, to come through to the other side, into our full power. It is only then that we can reclaim the best parts of ourselves we’ve been hiding out of fear for far too long.