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Born to Be a Badass

Aug 13, 2021

Melissa Soalt is a truly badass pioneer in the world of women’s self defense, the creator of Fierce and Female Self Defense, and my partner in this special series of Fierce and Female Fridays.


In this episode, Melissa and I discuss:

  • Reconciling Buddha Nature and Killer Instinct. 
  • Acknowledging the violent potential as part of your personal identity. 
  • Women Warriors and Deadly Dames - looking into the history of women and violence
  • Violence as a last resort when diplomacy fails


Key Takeaways:

  • In a perfect world, there wouldn't be a need for violence to defend oneself. Your violent potential is always within you on reserve, ready for access whenever needed. 
  • First, violence is not always evil. And second, the potential for violence is a part of people, even good people. 
  • Get acquainted with your identity as a woman warrior. There have been many in history, in many cultures and nations - you’ll find that you’re not alone. There have been many women warriors and deadly dames. 
  • Fear is what oppressors and predators count upon. 


"Women have always been warriors and deadly dames… When we discourage women from learning self-protection, we inadvertently encourage women to therefore submit to victimization." —  Melissa Soalt 


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