Jeanna Kadlec (she/her) is a writer, astrologer, former lingerie boutique owner, and recovering academic. Her writing has appeared in ELLE, NYLON, O the Oprah Magazine, Allure, Catapult, Literary Hub, Autostraddle, and she's the creator of the New York Times-featured newsletter Astrology for Writers. A born and bred Midwesterner, she now lives in Brooklyn. HERETIC is her first book.
In this episode, Eryn and Jeanna talk about:
- Jeanna’s journey with Christianity & deconstruction
- Grieving the loss of religion
- Not just replacing christianity with cut/copy/paste spirituality but actually figuring out what we believe
- Navigating having conservative, evangelical families
- Believing in people’s capacity to change
- Having hard conversations with family
- The particular loneliness of strained and estranged relationships with parents
- Reparenting ourselves
Check out the blog for this episode at erynjohnson.com/blog/jeanna-kadlec
Check out my recent essay in Insider. Subscribe to Joy Notes and check out the Religious Trauma workbook.
Connect with Jeanna on her website, social media. Read her book, Heretic, and check out her substack Astrology for Writers.