"Actually I don’t even know who to address this to. But whoever may be reading this I just wanted to express how much I enjoy reading Venus Genus. I often find myself immersed in the stories and testimonials for hours. I have to catch myself from blurting out “girl, me too”, “been there done that”, “glad I’m not the only one”. It is such a blessing to know that we can stand united as active, courageous, determined women. I just wanted you to know that I stand with you. And even if there is nothing more complicatedly simple than being a woman, that you will continue to express the paramount progression of phenomenal women."
-May peace and blessings be with you,
An avid Venus Genus reader
What makes Jane Goodall phenomenal? She’s fearless. Jane talks about picking up and going to Africa to live among primates.
“Fear never played a part, I felt I was supposed to be there. Obviously when you see a leopard in the jungle you’re supposed to be fearful because it gives you the adrenaline to run away but fear was never there, I felt I belonged there.”
Growing up I read about Jane and was completely fascinated slightly healthy obsessive about her spirit. I was simply amazed at this woman and her intelligence, her fearlessness and her unconventional way of approaching her passion, which consequently, redefined the sciences forever. How could she just go and live with monkeys? That is so cool! This can’t be real! I thought as I read my assignments on her but Jane inspired me. I fell in love with her way of approaching life and gained a huge appreciation for primates. She taught me to be unafraid to follow your own path, a mantra I follow even today. I was completely floored and utterly starstruck at the chance to meet, chat and take this picture with her.