Sharing circles

One of the strengths of a female-only festival is that we come together to talk in a way that just wouldn’t be possible at another event.

There are experiences that only women can understand, truths that only women can appreciate. stories that only women can share.

And there’s so much to talk about.

We will have daily discussions and circles where we get into the depths of issues surrounding sexuality, body image, relationships, family, trauma and all the hopes, dreams and emotions that come with them.

There will be laughter, there will be tears. There will be stories that will leave you holding your head in disbelief. There will be moments of courage that will open your heart.

We’ll by gather together in the big tipi and will often use the ancient format of the talking circle where only one person can speak at a time and the rest of the circle listens with empathy and attention.

You don’t have to speak but often you find stuff coming to the surface that you realise you can share in an atmosphere of care and compassion. The talking circle allows even the quietest voice to be heard and it brings women together as a community like nothing else.

With women coming from all over the world, of every age and background, the circles provide a unique opportunity for us to learn from one another, inspire one another, and come together as firm friends.