A weaving together of voices and experiences of many women to create a shared story about the role Red Tents can play as liberatory community spaces around the world.
This book has a foreword by ALisa Starkweather, founder of the Red Tent Temple movement.
Each Red Tent is a unique reflection of the community of women who create it. But these varied spaces share some things in common:
- The longing for connection and belonging
- The sharing of how we are feeling and who we are in our lives
- The nourishment of ourselves and each other
- The slowing down, the rest, the replenishment
- The simple act of sharing time and space with a group of women
- The opportunity to let go of the other responsibilities in our lives
When women come together, magic happens. We know this to be true from our own experiences. And we have also seen that something else happens too when these communities grow: they can become a beacon to others.
Full of inspiration and practical learning, along with questions and practices to support and stimulate discussion about some of the challenges Red Tents face. Red Tents is written by the founders of the Red Tent Directory, includes interviews with over seventy women from diverse backgrounds who run Red Tents, and provides the practical support women need to establish and sustain a Red Tent in their own community. Themes include:
- Common challenges and how to overcome them
- Building Red Tent spaces that are liberatory and challenge oppression
- Leading together and making your tent sustainable
This book provides you with inspiring, grounded, and tried and tested advice for creating a safer and more inclusive space