Madonna, photographed by David La Chappelle

diva | noun; late 19th century origin, via Italian from latin, literally ‘goddess’

  • a famous female opera singer
  • a famous female singer of popular music
  • a self-important person who is temperamental and difficult to please (typically used of a woman)

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  • a performer who inspires, comforts…



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Bill Hulseman

Bill Hulseman

Ritual designer & officiant, educator, facilitator | billhulseman.com