***Venue change ***
Denson Close Community Room, Denson Close, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire CB25 9RN
I cant tell you how excited I am about this project!
I have created a space for Woman to Speak. To say their truth and to say it loud and proud. To have the opportunity to be listened to, have your space held and to tell us the important knowledge and wisdom you hold within.
Powerful and amazing things happen when we provide space, hold our sister’s hands whilst they speak their truth. It doesn’t have to be profound, it doesn’t have to feel like it’s an amazing or important topic – it can just be you, being authentically you, saying something you feel passionate about.
I know you all have such important stuff to say. The reason I know is because I can hear when you are speaking your truth. When I hear what makes you feel alive I am inspired by you. The things that make your eyes light up when you talk, or your eyes well up when you speak is powerful stuff……….
The line up for ‘In a Womans Words’ is:
Jo Rogers – Compassionate Self Management – Holding Space starts with You.
Jo Rogers is a weaver of many threads, literally and figuratively. With roots firmly planted in human connection, compassion and service. Expressing this in her work as a Spiritual Health Mentor with the Spiritual Companions Trust, as a Birth Companion, a Sound Healer, an End of Life Doula Mentor, a Reiki Master Teacher, a Breastfeeding Supporter, and much more besides. Some folk are of the opinion that this makes her a “Jane of all Trades and master of none”. Jo disagrees wholeheartedly. All of these roles require the same skills – active listening, empathy, non-judgement, meeting people where they are, flexibility and ingenuity.
You can find out more about Jo here: Jo – Nurtured Journey
Bryony Vickers – Body Image, Self Judgement and Beautifully Imperfect Bodies…..
Bryony Vickers is a mother to two daughters, yoga teacher and doula. With a background in sustainability and community engagement, she has a strong interest in body image, attachment, trauma and the experiences of birth and death.
Bryony explores Body image-loving. The very act of having, using and enjoying a female body is fraught for many women. What is body image? Why do so many women suffer with negative body image? How do we navigate our self judgement and find ease and fulfillment in our everchanging beautifully imperfect bodies?
You can find out more about Bryony here: Bryony Vickers
Ellie Cook – Hyperemesis Gravidarum – When pregnancy sucks.
Ellie is a doula and NLP practitioner with a special interest in perinatal mental health and debilitating pregnancy. She lives in Cambridge with her partner and two children.
You can find out more about Ellie at: Ellie Doula
Maddie McMahon – The Journey to becoming an Intersectional Feminist
(Maddies chosen topic comes with a trigger warning: contains descriptions of violence against women)
Maddie McMahon, author of ‘Why Doulas Matter’ and ‘Why Mothering Matters’ is a doula, doula course leader and breastfeeding counsellor in Cambridge, and has vast experience supporting new parents. She writes a blog about birth and breastfeeding issues at: Maddie – The Birth Hub
Charlotte Ashley-Roberts – Being Enough and a bit about me…
Charlotte is mum to two and a bump and a coach who’s passionate about holding space for other women while they search their soul for the answer to their questions… Ohh and cheering them on along the way!
You can find out more about Charlotte here: Charlotte – Your time to grow
Ticket Price covers venue hire, refreshments and all profits made will be donated to our Cambridgeshire Doulas Access Fund, supporting Doulas to support some of our vulnerable clients in our local area.