When I first began constructing my ideas for the Wild Woman documentary series I had been reading Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarisa Pinkola Estes. My background is in Broadcast Journalism and I love telling peoples' stories digitally, but I also had a deep interest in women's psychological experience for years. When Women Who Run with the Wolves made it's way into my life, the wild woman archetype became of keen interest for me. I thought maybe I had found a way to combine these two passions of mine, by telling women's story whom I feel have connected to this archetype or show characteristics of this archetypal feminine experience.
My first statement which I wrote in April 2018 read, "I am looking for women who are listening to their soul, women who are living incredibly unique lives, women who are on a path we have not seen very much before or have not been exposed to very often. Women who have struggled to be who they have become but who have found great solace in accepting their authentic/creative selves."
Around this time, I had just been accepted into a Masters program at the University of Essex in Colchester, England to study Jungian Psychoanalytical Psychology. Which I thought would help me further in my understanding of psychoanalysis, archetypes and people in general.
Throughout the course, I truly did enhance and expand my understanding of what the wild woman archetype represents, archetypes in general women's psychological experience and more. After recieving my degree and finishing my dissertation in which I explored women's psychological experience through autoethnography, I would do so much differently with this series.
As my understanding of psychology continues to deepen and as it has continued to deepen I hope to take this series into a more focused direction, I want to share women's dreams, illustrate their stories more creatively and give a more deep analysis on what could be happening in their lives stories, I want to illustrate that psychological transformation and growth can be possible through the assistance of storytelling. I would like to open my films to be more intersectional in terms of age, culture and maybe not even exclusive to biological women.