Creatrix Rising: Unlocking the Power of Midlife Women


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She Writes Press
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Stephanie Raffelock is a graduate of Naropa University's program in writing and poetics. She has penned articles for numerous publications, including The Aspen Times, Quilters Magazine,, Nexus Magazine, Omaha Lifestyles, and The Rogue Valley Messenger. Currently she writes a monthly column for A recent transplant to Austin, Texas, she enjoys life with her husband, Dean, and their Labrador retriever, Jeter (yes, named after the great Yankee shortstop). Raffelock lives an active life that she fills with hiking, Pilates, and swimming in an attempt to offset the amount of time that she spends in her head thinking up stories and essays.


2021 Living Now Book Awards Silver Winner in Aging/Death & Dying
2021 International Book Awards Finalist in Women's Issues

"Full of heart and impassioned insight . . . Creatrix Rising empowers and inspires midlife women with the author's hard-earned wisdom, providing a framework for readers to come into their own revolutionary power as a Creatrix."

"The disparity between the cultural perception of midlife women and how women actually see themselves has opened the door for a new archetype, the Creatrix. In her new book on the theme of positive aging, Creatrix Rising, Stephanie Raffelock offers a reimagining of midlife as the most powerful and creative time in a woman's life, celebrating her strengths and redefining her beauty. This is a book that shifts the paradigm of what's possible as women age and ushers in a much-needed cultural transformation that benefits everyone."
--Joan Borysenko, PhD, New York Times best-selling author and founding partner of Mind/Body Health Sciences, LLC

"The perfect topic at the perfect time, Stephanie Raffelock's self-help memoir, Creatrix Rising, identifies a new archetype, the Creatrix, that transcends the old archetype of Crone. Her stories and insights about how far women have come is nothing short of inspirational. A must-read for any woman who wants to embrace the strength and creativity of midlife."
--Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

"Poetic and philosophical, Creatrix Rising will inspire readers to claim the courage and confidence that already lives inside of them. An intimate story of transformation, of journeying through life on your own terms without apology."
--Richard Blanco, 2013 Presidential Inaugural Poet and author of How to Love a Country

"The new archetype Stephanie Raffelock assigns to midlife women underscores the assets and wisdom older women bring to our culture and to the greater good. Creatrix Rising is an affirmation and celebration of the feminine story taking place in leadership and creativity throughout our country."
--Gabby Reese, volleyball legend, Nike's first female spokeswoman, and New York Times best-selling author

"Prompts for reflection, journaling, and action-taking are amply provided in Stephanie Raffelock's Creatrix Rising--an eclectic, personable, encouraging, deep-pondering, and potentially life-changing ode to ladies coming into their own."