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In popular Greek myth, Medusa is depicted as a snake-haired monster, cursed to turn everyone to stone with her gaze. Her narrative was twisted to weaponize and objectify, though she’s believed to have been victimized by Poseidon. Yet, a lesser-known tale suggests her name signifies a guardian, closely bonded with sisters, embodying both caregiving and empowerment.


Medusa is also the Spanish word for jellyfish. These fluid creatures symbolize energy, connection, attachment, and healing, echoing the essence of Medusa's own renewed portrayal. Jellyfish, with their delicate movements through water, embody the vulnerability experienced during the postpartum period. Much like these creatures navigate the currents of the seas, new mamas navigate postpartum with both strength and fragility. The translucent nature of jellyfish reflects the raw transparency of emotions and challenges that postpartum brings. Like the tentacles of a jellyfish, which both protect and connect, mamas in this phase can learn to embrace their vulnerability, and form vital support networks and connections. Just as jellyfish thrive by adapting to changing environments, new mamas can find their inner resilience, adapting to their evolving roles while remaining true to their authentic selves.


We embrace Medusa’s symbolism anew, infusing her with rhythmic, intentional, transformative energy. As a nurturer and protector, she finds healing in body and mind, fostering connections within and without. Empowered in her journey, she enriches her life and the lives of others. Medusa embodies renewal of identity, self-worth, strength, and sexuality.

Reclaiming Medusa

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