Come with us as we take a deep dive into ‘happily ever after’: why don’t traumatised fairy tale characters have more therapy? How old are these stories anyway? And why Baba Yaga is winning at self-care … we want a chicken-legged hut in the woods!
In this episode, we discuss the pervading popularity of fairy tales, and why they really don’t have to be about fairies at all.
Midnight in Everwood by M.A. Kuzniar
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Fairy tales/folk stories:
Graca da Silva, Sara & Tehrani, Jamshid J. 2016 ‘Comparitive phylogenic analyses uncover the ancient roots of Indo-European folktales. Royal Society of Open Science. 3: 150645. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsos.150645