Her book of the same name is the focus of today’s That What She Said podcast interview!
Katherine North is a masterful life coach, stellar author, and fellow enneagram 4-rocking human. Her memoir, Holy Heathen, is ultimately a book about growing up displaced from American society — and herself. She writes of her time growing up in Japan with her missionary parents and all the complications that living for ‘God’s Will’ brings with it. (Spoiler alert: God’s Will kinda sucks.)
If you’ve ever been a member of organized religion and then found a way to leave it behind, WE GOT YOU AND YOU’LL LOVE THIS.
In this interview, we talk about:
- Being ‘good’ versus being connected to yourself
- The facades we hold up at great cost in the name of being ‘good’
- Indoctrination and its many effects on the psyche from a young age
- The process of bringing the book to life, what it took from Katherine, and what it gave
- Her parents’ long-anticipated reaction to the book (DO THEY HATE HER NOW??)
- Learning through joy versus learning through pain (and why joy is better, obviously)
…and a bunch more stuff! We laughed, we cried, and we connected. Enjoy!
P.S. Have you listened to the 1st LIVE episode of That’s What She Said yet?