A CIRCLE OF WOMEN
DATE: MARCH 17TH 2013
TIME: 11AM TO 2PM
THEME: CHANGING THE STORIES OF OUR LIVES
PLACE: MAGNOLIA TREE AND EARTH CENTER 677 LAFAYETTE AVENUE GG – BEDFORD/NOSTRAND
FACILITATED BY BEDSTUY WOMEN SECURITY CONFERENCE FOUNDER YONNETTE FLEMING
PLEASE BRING A DISH FOR OUR POTLUCK
What are the stories that we women had been told about ourselves? Where in HIS TORY does HER STORY show up? Where are women’s contributions to civilization remembered or acknowledged in the historical timeline? How are the legacies of our sheroes remembered and preserved?
In a culture where women’s contributions are often ignored , where women are expected to “suck up” toxic emotions and where our anger is written off as hysteria, many women have unconsciously bought into oppressive ways of understanding themselves . For many of us, the story we’ve been told is in fact a limiting one which may come from a racist history, a story of "playing it safe" or of accepting "mediocrity" out of fear . For others the story is even less inspiring, a story of SELF-DOUBT, INSECURITY and LOW EXPECTATIONS..
We carry these oppressive stories in our bodies which can cause the body to become imbalanced and open the door to illnesses as they stop us from loving who we truly are as life bearers. In many cases the wounding is done by other women. Join us as we go inward to uncover those stories, return them to their sources of untruth and create new stories of Change.
Please bring the stories of powerful women who have set the template for our civilization for our TIMELINE EXERCISE and a blanket for the journey as many of these stories are QUITE COLD. This journey will end in a symbolic burning of the stories and hurtful words that prevent us from living to our highest potential and an intentional circle where we create new stories for our lives.
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