Listen to Your Inner Aphrodite

Woman kicking and holding Bettie Page: Aphrodite Rising book
Woman kicking and holding Bettie Page: Aphrodite Rising book
Be bold, fearless and flirty like Bettie Page. (KimberlyUs)

Have a Signature Style

“The desire to know and be known is what Aphrodite generates.”

-Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, Goddesses in Everywoman

“Identify a signature item. Repetition is reputation. For me, it’s the red lipstick and red nails.”

-Aliza Light, Cosmopolitan

Get out Into Nature to Free Your Wild Side

“I loved going outside with her and shooting her against a tree, or out in a cornfield, or on the beach. One cold spring day when we were on Fire Island, there were three (models) huddled under a blanket while Bettie was in the water splashing around. She must have been freezing her tushy off, but when you look at the photos, there is no indication.”

-Artie Shaw

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

-Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Be “a Natural” Seductress

“People are drawn to those who expect a lot out of life…Wild independence has a provocative effect on us.”

-Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

“It was all a part of the posing, and posing was a very natural thing to me. I got a kick out of it.”

-Bettie Page

“Guilt and judgmental attitudes erect obstacles to enjoying either love making or art making. Such obstacles arise when people fee a prohibition against pleasure, play, and other ‘nonproductive’ activities, as well as against sex.”

-Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD Goddesses in Everywoman

Stay Fit and Eat a Healthy Diet

“I was very much involved in the health club at the Central Park Hotel on Sixth Avenue. I would go at least three times a week and work out in the gym using the machines. I would also go swimming a lot.”

-Bettie Page

Be Smart and Pretty

“Traits such as language, humor, and intelligence evolved in both sexes, because they were sexually attractive to both sexes,”

-Professor Miller, evolutionary psychologist


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Kimberly is a writer, teacher, speaker. She writes about mythology, nature, and bold women who drove social change in midcentury America

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