by Mary Ann, Co-founder of The Red Tent Directory
I have a vision that Red Tents can be spaces where women share honestly across generations. Not just about menstruation (though that is super important) but also about the many other parts of our lives we so often don’t speak about honestly with other women.
A few years ago I produced a little book called ‘Listening to our Grandmothers’ and in it I recorded the stories of five women in their 60s and 70s. The book was about their stories but as I wrote it I became more and more convinced that we need more ordinary elders as role models, elder women who share with us about their lives and experiences and help ground us into our authentic lives as women. I was invited to give a TedX talk about this soon after the book was published and I am sharing it with you this month because I want to start a conversation about sharing accross generation in this community.