Hello All you Wonderful, Brilliant Women,
I felt it was time to Introduce myself, I'm Tiana, Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of Woman Fest.
I'm over the moon to be able to be a part of something like this and to be able to share it with you all. The rise of the Feminine, the MeToo movement, Time's up, The Women's marches.....it goes on and on, and it's an extraordinary time to be a Woman as we see the old patterns and oppression being shrugged off as we grow into our wild and free selves.
That's why we made Woman Fest: it's a shameless celebration of all that makes us! To gather in a space with women of all shapes, sizes, colours, experience, all with their own gifts, their own divine spark, to reconnect, create and grow the network of empowered and authentic Women.
Now: to the concept of Radical Participation...... We know we've created a hard sell with this festival, we have no Headliners! No Crowd pullers! How are we going to pull this off?
The answer is we aren't....YOU are, all of you, every woman coming has the invitation to bring their knowledge, their art, their music, their experience. We all can teach each other something, and by giving that space for it to happen, we are creating a space of INFINITE POTENTIAL and the (terrifying for us organisers) infinite possibilty......
And for You, maybe a time to finally share something you've not been able to yet, or felt you couldn't, or hadn't felt supported enough to, but if we're all doing it, being vulnerable and brave, then something quite amazing will happen, that I have no doubt.
On a last note, I know the price of the ticket looks steep for many, you can always volunteer! But know that it is all going into organising the festival, FULLY catering it with the most amazing local organic food, and the spa.
I've worked on this project now for free for almost a year because I adore it, I've already pledged half what I make to two charities: The first is SARSAS - The Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, and the Other is Meena, a refugee women and Children's centre in Birmingham set up by my amazing friend Liz Clegg who I had the honour of working with in the Calais Jungle.
So we get to come together knowing that just that act is rippling out into the most vulnerable of the sisterhood and being able to help them from afar.
The last I'm going to say is we need you all now....if you believe in any way in what we're doing, share us! talk about us! Tell all your girlfriend's, invite everyone! We have the space, the idea and All the LOVE! We now need to get the word out!
With all my love Tiana xxxxxxx