The term "Red Tent" comes from the ancient practice of women - of all ages - gathering in a special space during their menstrual cycle. The tent was often covered in red fabric or had a red entrance to symbolize the women's cycle. The color red is significant because it represents the life-giving force of a woman.
Today, the Red Tent has gained new meaning and has become a symbol of women's empowerment. It is a safe space where women can come together and support each other. The Red Tent has become a place where women can express themselves freely without fear of judgment.
It is a gathering of girls who support one another and feel proud of who they are. It's where girls can be themselves and connect with other girls under the guidance of women who understand what they are going through. It's a great place for them to learn about the changes happening in their bodies.
Our GIRL GATHERINGS are a continuation of 'the talk' they were given in elementary school by your school board or through a private facilitator such as Linda Sheldone of Sisterhood Seminars. It is where your teen daughter can learn more about her changing body and her blossoming emotions while in this safe space.
Empowerment is about our daughters taking control of their lives and making choices based on their values and goals. For a teen girl, this means recognizing her strengths, setting achievable goals, and having faith in herself to make them happen.
Our GIRL GATHERINGS open with an emphasis on empowerment. How can our daughters take on subjects such as sex, social media, and even self-harm without a reminder of their life-affirming goals and core values? There's so much information at their fingertips. Don't you want to be an influence on the message?
Sometimes as women, we need reminders of our own empowerment. Gathering your friends in a Red Tent event such as this is an inspiring way to connect and be reminded of how special we are in each others lives.