are the stories that we women have been told about ourselves? In a
culture where women’s contributions are often ignored, where women are
expected to “suck up” toxic emotions and where our anger is written off
as hysteria, many women have unconsciously bought into these oppressive
ways of understanding themselves.
For many of us, the story we’ve
been told is in fact a limiting one which may come from a racist
history, a story of “playing it safe” or of accepting “mediocrity” out
For others the story is even less inspiring; a story of
self-doubt, insecurity, and low expectations. We carry these oppressive
stories in our bodies which can cause the body to become imbalanced and
open the door to illnesses as they stop us from loving who we truly are
as creators and life bearers.
In many cases the wounding is done by
other women. Join us as we go inward to uncover those stories, return
them to their sources of untruth and create new “Stories of Change.
bring the pictures and stories of powerful women who have set the
template for our civilization and a blanket for our journey.
journey will end in a symbolic burning of the stories and harmful words
that prevent us from living to our highest potential and an intentional
circle where we will create new stories that serve us on our journey.
SUPPORTERS: Hattie Carthan Community market & JUST FOOD
DATE: MARCH 18TH 2012â€¨TIME: 11AM TO 4PMâ€¨THEME: CHANGING THE STORIES OF OUR LIVESâ€¨PLACE: MAGNOLIA TREE AND EARTH CENTERâ€¨ 677 LAFAYETTE AVENUE GG – BEDFORD/NOSTRAND â€¨FACILITATED BY:Bedford Stuyvesant Women security Founder/Urban farmer Yonnette Fleming
â€¨SUGGESTED DONATION: $5 INCLUDES HEALTHY SNACKS AND BEVERAGE