She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women. We host gathering points to hold communion about what it means to be a woman Today. Most events aimed at women are with one purpose in mind: Be ......! We got tired of hearing about all the work we were doing not being enough. We needed to ‘thin instantly, mom perfectly, career aggressively, wife sexily’, and so forth.
Really, we became very interested in the women next to us, the one in front of us in the checkout line, the one in the car behind us in traffic: What did she think? How is she coping? What is her story? We believe story gives permission. Great big swarths of permission — to go ahead and live your very own story. No comparing, no grading, no measuring. Just you do you, and I’ll do me.
Currently we run two different events. Our She Speaks evenings centre around a personal story with a glass of wine and dinner: one lady gets brave enough to get behind a mic and share something she has lived through and learned from. And our She Tells Tales is a much smaller gathering over Saturday afternoon tea, facilitating a conversation between all present around women and work (whether you work in the home, corporate or are an entrepreneur).
Women today are living with a hard-won freedom that is more far-reaching and more demanding than ever before, we have responsibilities and pressures that our grandmothers could not fathom.
Here at She Gathers we are giving ourselves permission to celebrate who we are and do what we do, while letting go of perfection. #gatherthegirls