Jess Twydall – Community Lead
1. What do Red Tents mean to you?
Red Tents mean the world to me. They are a space where women can connect authentically, without judgement or limitations. They are a place of power, strength, solidarity and sisterhood. Red Tents offer a light in the darkness to women, something to look forward to each month and an opportunity to come back to themselves.
2. What do you do in Red Tent Directory?
I am the Community Lead answering the emails that come into our inbox from all around the world. I also receive the Red Tent listings that come in via our website. It is a varied and exciting role, as I am able to connect with women of all ages, various backgrounds and locations. I also connect with women who are just at the seed point of their Red Tent, then we are here to gently nourish and nurture them into full growth and bloom.
3. How do Red Tents inform your wider work and life?
As well as volunteering for the Red Tent Directory, I facilitate my own Red Tent which enables me to connect with women in my community at a deeper level rather than just the run of the mill, polite conversation in the street. Red Tents are in my blood, my mother also facilitates a Red Tent and I have grown up in an environment where women are held fully in their power – a blessing.
4. If you had to describe yourself as a plant, mineral or animal what would it be and why?
I would describe myself as a sunflower, I am a glass half full person, I like to see the positive and beauty in everyone and everything. I also enjoy being the entertainer in a crowd and like to spread a bit of happiness and cheer, similar to when you see a sunflower standing and smiling at you. Oh and I’m super tall too, so think I fit the sunflower bill.