Starr Goode, MA, teaches literature at Santa Monica College. Producer and moderator for the cable TV series, The Goddess in Art, the programs are now housed in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum and are currently available on YouTube. Her latest essay, “Adventures She Has Brought My Way” appears in Elders and Visionaries, Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement. Her previous work on the Sheela na gigs has been published in ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, the three volume encyclopedia, Goddesses in World Culture, and “The Power of Display: Sheela na gigs and Folklore Customs” in About Place Journal.

Her latest book, Sheela na gig: the Dark Goddess of Sacred Power, won the 2018 Sarasvati Award for Best Non-Fiction Book presented by the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology.