On 17th April we gathered for our Inaugural Power of the Feminine event. A collaborative event created by Jacqueline VanHeerden and myself, it was a wonderful night. More than eighty women attended, spanning ages 15- 70. Three panelists began our conversation, Dr. Kaalii Cargill, Berry Liberman and Danny Van Der Borch. We explored subjects such as feminine ways of being with the world, traditional power structures, women and power, the #metoo campaign and its capacity for creating ongoing personal and societal change. Following our panel discussion women chose topics of interest and formed groups where they further explored topics such as; motherhood in contemporary society, remedy of the wilds, creating structural change, feminine/ masculine principles and gender, values and processes of collaboration and competition.
The feeling in the room was one of inspiration and a collective desire to instigate change in ways that rippled through the personal and professional lives of the women who attended. Many women expressed a desire to gather again.