Herbs and healing
This week I had a chance to talk to Sami Blackford who I first met at a Red Tent I ran a few years ago. She told us her story, of how she had acne as a teenager and how nothing worked to clear it up. I had also had awful skin at that age. … Read more
On reading Nikita Gill
Oh! What a relief
To find myself,
Reflected back at me
Without the corsets
Of manned constraints,
Unlaced to let me breath.
I can freely exhale
My own experience
Reflected back at me.
All those years at school learning the lines of … Read more
I know it is sometimes tricky coming to or getting involved with something which you see as ‘for women’ but it’s what we women have been doing for years, … Read more
I’ve just read a book I couldn’t put down, one that I think will change lives.
Clare Best writes the story of her dad’s dying. She weaves together her reflections on the visits, coping with his deteriorating health as cancer takes hold, the clips from the audio he asked her to record and her transcripts … Read more
Periods are political
Thank you to everyone who came to the Red Tent this week…it felt very special to be talking about the thing that we never talk about. Our periods.
We told our menstrual stories; when we started, how we felt about starting our journey into womanhood and how the start of our menses changed how some … Read more
Last night was the first gathering of the Oswestry Red Tent and it was amazing.
There were 13 women, of all ages, most of whom only knew one other person, if anyone at all and yet through the evening there were some deep connections, reflections, laughter and tears. With strangers. Such intimacy.
Because it was … Read more