WHERE BEING A SINGLE
WOMEN IS NOT OK

'LEFTOVER WOMEN'

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’.

Read the article and watch the video here

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:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Challenges Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – 'So you won't take down lies?'

Katie Porter: Questions for Equifax CEO 

Marianne Williamson: Running for President on a Morality-Driven Platform

Elizabeth Warren: 'Lying to Congress is a Crime'

WOMEN"S POSTER

PLEASE COMMENT

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?

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