We are honored to have Rachel present, in person, the story behind the music for I Am a Full Woman, and to share her life with us, at our upcoming benefit November 18, at the Ruins in Seattle.
I first met Rachel by phone, after my book, Daughters of the Moon, came out. She called me to tell me how much she loved it and to share that she had just released her book, Divine Daughters. I fell in love with Rachel from the moment I heard her voice; resonant with heart and soul.
Years later, my great friend, Leah Green, founder of Compassionate Listening Project gave me Rachel’s CD, Full, for my birthday. OMG, what a gorgeous CD. I couldn’t stop singing I Am a Full Woman, one of the tracks, in my mind, like a mantra strengthening my self-love for years. And it became the only music that made sense, inspiring me to share my images of women and create a project around my photography, to support women world wide, which has now been seen over 17,000 times since it’s release in January.
On November 18th, Rachel will share about her dream, and we will show the video, as our final presentation of the evening.
With love, linda
Over eleven years ago, Wind Hughes and I were doing a reading of our book, Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun, at a bookstore in Seattle. Just before we began to speak, a gaggle of girls full of life and excitement and a couple older women entered the room and took seats. Their vitality and energy were clearly apparent. Their faces were alight, eyes wide, ears open and totally attentive to hear what we would say. In fact, they stood out from all the others in the audience. These were girls from Puget Sound Community School, I later learned as they encircled Wind and me at the end of the reading, wanting to learn more about how they could create a Girl’s Talking Circle in their school. They shared that PSCS was all about supporting students to bring what they yearn to learn and do into the school day. Clearly, these were students who loved their school, and felt empowered by their teachers and administrators to bring new ideas and opportunities to the student body and they would be met with just as much excitement for what they are excited about by them. That blew my mind. The girls did get their circle and as I heard over the years, it went on for quite a while. What happened, tho, is far more important. The process of circle grew at PSCS to be integrated into all parts of the PSCS school day. We were just a part of a greater organic process and are so proud to have been part of this unfolding power-with education that PSCS offers. Which is why we have invited Andy Smallman to bring a student to speak to our patrons, supporters, and tribe and share about Puget Sound Community School and how fantastic this school is in all ways. We hope you will join them and come learn about many of the programs we support as well as learn more about Teen Talking Circles. The event is November 18th at the Ruins in Seattle. Click on http://www.teentalkingcircles.org/awaken