The “how to’s…” of a Red Tent
Creating your own
Having your own Red Tent means you will be joining women around the world, in celebration of the simplicity of women coming together. Lets rejoice that we just “know” how to BE with each other when we intentionally create the space to do so.
If two or more women come together, they can create a Red Tent. Having this courage to start, however small, will soon inspire others to join you and your Red Tent will grow.
The invitation is to any woman who wants to come along to spend time away from ‘doing’ instead ‘being’ together as women. Mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmothers can all come in to the Red Tent and find a space to be…
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like any support in setting up your own. We have created a toolkit to help you with the basics but are also available for the more specific questions that you may have.
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All Red Tents are different, but many have the following things in common:
- Red Tents are spaces created and held by women, invite your female friends, and other women from your community
- Red Tents often meet on or near the New Moon
- You don’t need a physical Red Tent. You can use a room in your house or a community space
- Decorate the Red Tent space with red fabrics and cushions (optional)
- At a Red Tent women are often invited to wear something red
- During a Red Tent women will sit in Circle (see below)
- Women are often invited to bring food to share at the Red Tent
- Women may also be invited bring some creative activities or story telling
- Red tents are free or invite women to make a small donation. Read this guidance about making Red Tents inclusive, accessible and sustainable.
Sitting in Circle: The basics
- Come as you are
- Share what you need to and listen with heart
- Everyone gets to speak (an object is held by the woman speaking)
- All are heard but not responded to (giving the woman space to be heard)