Adventures of a Pirate Girl with Davina Menduno
Welcome to a fresh new episode, we are so excited to be here and jump into season 2!
Together Sarah and Shelly welcome the lovely, wise and bright Davina Menduno! In this heart-connected virtual meet-up from America to New Zealand, we get real, talk about life, writing, books and so much more!!
In this episode, we dive into Davina’s story while she hitchhiked the high sea in her mid-thirties. With heart, we explore the wisdom and life lessons sailing brought into Davina's life. We travel into her writing process and why she choose the self-publishing path.
Divina shares how support helped make her dream of writing this book come true. Going deeper we learn how she titled her book, to her tag line, to the book cover, and edits and not settling for less when she held a vision of the book cover.
Adventures of a Pirate Girl
This is a swashbuckling (mostly) true story about a woman who decides to untangle her dual dreams of finding a partner and circumnavigating the globe. After many years of entwined devotion to her boat and her man-well... a string of men-she resolves to pursue one-half of the dream, the sailing one, despite the fact that her hormones are bubbling over with baby fever. Planning to hitchhike around the world, with almost no money she jumps on a yacht from North Carolina heading to the Caribbean. Pirate Girl is the Captain of her own life. She navigates with an internal compass that does not allow conventional fears or boundaries to restrict her movement or her mind. She searches her inner horizon through a feminist, sex positive, spiritual lens, making this deep and playful story a journey that will resonate and inspire all kinds of women-by land or by sea.
Having avoided patriarchal indoctrination as best she could, Davina's education has been unconventional. Instead of the prescribed college degree followed by a steady job, she chose psychedelics; hardcore travel with very little money; deep dives into meditation; plenty of connections, relationships and love affairs; and a life on the sea. She got her captain's license and then, when her boat sank, she got a masters in fiberglass, carpentry, electrical and mechanics. Her sailing dreams led her to Waiheke Island, New Zealand where she is attempting to grow a small human into an evolved man. Envisioning the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible is what ignites her spirit, and through extensive reading she is studying up on how to make that future a reality. Together we can change our story! Sign on as crew at DavinaMenduno.com. Follow her at AdventuresofaPirateGirl on Facebook, or Adventures_of_a_Pirate_Girl on Instagram.
All episode music are Sarah Caton origninal