Holy Woman

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209mm by 135mm
July 5, 2022
Scribe Publications
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Louise Omer was a Pentecostal preacher and faithful wife. But when her marriage crumbled, so did her beliefs.

Haunted by questions about what it means to be female in a religion that worships a male God, she left behind a church and home to ask women around the world- how can we exist in patriarchal religion?

And can a woman be holy?

With $500 in her pocket and the conviction that she was following a divine path, Louise began a pilgrimage that has taken her to Mexican basilicas, Swedish cathedrals, Bulgarian mountains, and Moroccan mosques. Holy Woman combines travel writing, feminist theology, and confessional memoir to interrogate modern religion and give a raw and personal exploration of spiritual life under patriarchy.

'Omer leads by example, showing us how to re-imagine heroism, grace, and redemption - above all, in our own lives. A vital story, so powerfully written.'

arah Krasnostein, author of The Trauma Cleaner and The Believer

Louise Omer


Louise Omer

Louise omer is a writer and artist born on Kaurna Country with journalism, criticism, stories and poems published in Australia, Ireland and the UK. publications include The Guardian, The Australian, The Saturday Paper, and more. her debut memoir, Holy Woman, is out with Scribe Publications in july 2022.

She has read at events in Edinburgh, Dublin, Catalonia, Melbourne and Adelaide, and her projects have been funded by Arts SA and the Irish Arts Council. She was a panellist at Emerging Writers' Festival, the Bali Emerging Writers Festival, and was a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre.

as an artist she has participated in residencies and group exhibitions in Spain, Bulgaria, and the UK. her mixed-media poetry zines have featured in Dublin Art Book Fair in 2020 and 2021, experimenting with collage and lino-printing.

She is currently exploring goddess worship as a way to heal and regain sovereignty, and will meet you at the intersection of shamanism, psychology, and magic.

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