wellbeing for women
There are three action research projects I am working on that will contribute towards workbooks for women;
I heard a story once about an indigenous tribe who gauged the wellbeing of their people and community by the health of the women. And the wellbeing of our women in communities and workplaces is a common concern; and as we face increasing levels and pace of change; with radical changes to the ways we live and work, how can we best build greater capacity and resilience for change.
Resilience is a theme for us all. And women have different resilience needs to men; biologically, socially, economically. This is a personal inquiry for me as a women to learn from other women globally about their approaches to resilience - and to share the insights, stories and wisdom harvested along my journey; ready for a book in May 2020.
You can message me directly to discuss your interest, involvement or participate in the project.
And you can click through to Patreon where you can sign up to be involved too.
Almost a year ago, the phrase 'A Stitch in Time' kept coming into my mind. I knew it was time to make haste with changes in my life; and it inspired me to explore working with fabric and sewing again after over 30 years of a break from it.
I started to form an outline of a project that would involve women, resilience, nature walks and sewing and started to have conversations with potential mentors.
Speaking to one of them; an internationally renowned quilt artist; I asked - 'how did you get started?' -
"I was so depressed, I quilted until I felt better." Her truth and authenticity struck me... and even she was surprised she'd answered so candidly. It felt like something I needed to hear.
Shortly after, I experienced a life-changing traumatic event; which shook every inch of my world for many months.
And stitch became my medicine too.
This book is an exploration of stitch and wellbeing; examples of simple things I've made - and am making - as well as inspiration and wisdom that I harvest from women I am inspired by.
If you'd like to join me on this journey - and enjoy content that will go into the book when published, you are invited to join me.
Depression and despair in 2018
Apply for an Arts Council Grant
Little did I realise what was to come
Ariadne's Thread - Greek Myth / underworld / what looked like her victim, was her bid for freedom / exploring stories
Mental health, stitching and weaving and knitting for recovery
Art as Healing
Stories, myths and symbols, journeys and stories