It’s episode #135 and I’m telling you another fairy tale that my Personal Mythmaking students often choose to work with. It’s the tale of Beauty and the Beast, which has a long and complicated folkloric history

And although there are tales of brides and animal grooms from all over the world, the first written version of Beauty and the Beast came from 1740, in French. La Belle et La Bête, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Gallon de Villeneuve. This version has become the standard version of the tale so many of us know. 

And since it’s one that’s often chosen, I’m going to stick with this classic version, but if the story resonates with you, I really encourage you to read and listen to a few different versions, and make the story your own.

Then stick around after the story for some guidance on working with tales like this, and your personal stories, and then, to start your own personal mythmaking get started with my free on-demand workshop, Outline Your Memoir Using Fairy Tale and Myth as Your Guide.