WHERE BEING A SINGLE
WOMEN IS NOT OK
I recently came across the ignominious term ‘Sheng nu’ meaning ‘Leftover women’ – a term coined in China in 2007 by a government organisation 'responsible for the protection and promotion of women’s rights and policies'. It describes single women who are 27 or older. This short op-doc (see link below) – created around a beautiful, intelligent, successful and soulful young woman in her early 30’s – is a testament to how, as a result of China's one child policy and out-dated traditional gender stereotypes and ideologies, the idea of being a single woman in China is being thwarted by this inimical form of ‘women shaming’.
SELF-LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN
THE RESEARCH IS UNDERWAY ...
Before I bring the Alamandria women's workshops to the community I will be facilitating discussion groups and creative workshops around what it means to be a woman in the 21st Century. I will be sharing a few personal biographical stories, along with stories from other women that I interview and workshop with along the way. You can follow me on instagram for some updates and keep checking in here for the latest updates.
The research so far has been so fascinating and thought-provoking – the diversity and cultural phenomena that exist are extraordinary. So much to engage in!
A few links to some Youtube examples of the four extraordinary women engaging in US politics right now:
I created my Women’s Poster to use in my upcoming discussion groups with women. It contains icons of women from different movements, epochs, cultures, religions and art. The question arises – what speaks to us as women, and as individuals, and why?
I would love to hear from you as part of my women’s research!
You can comment on my Alamandria site here and in the meantime the poster and questions are below:
What does it mean to be a woman in your eyes?
How do these pictures speak to you?
Is there one in particular that resonates – if so why?