Amy Okoli – Library Lead
1. What do Red Tents mean to you?
I’m inspired by the concept of a safe, welcoming space for women to gather in their community. Like so many, I sense that this is what is missing in many of our lives. I discovered the Red Tent movement during my postpartum journey and I find motivation in the possibility of the next generation never having to suffer the debilitating isolation that I and many new mothers nowadays are told is a ‘normal’ element of the motherhood journey. Red Tents hold a space where there is the potential for authentic connection between women and creation of inter-generational community which is such a key element of this.
2. What do you do in the Red Tent Directory?
I’m the Library Lead, helping to facilitate the compilation of a nourishing online resource library for the Red Tent Directory.
3. How do Red Tents inform your wider work and life?
Currently my Red Tent gatherings are online where I meet in meditation with women all around the world with a shared intention and vision. Although nothing can compare to a real-life gathering, nonetheless the potency of these gatherings is very real and nourishes me in my day-to-day work and living.
4. If you had to describe yourself as a plant, mineral or animal what would it be and why?
Goodness I’m not sure about this one… possibly igneous rock of some kind?! I feel soft and malleable on the surface levels… but at the core is probably something solid and flinty… Possibly basalt or something like that…?!