How do we take the empowerment of female unity into our everyday lives?
For our International Women’s Day 2021 we took our celebrations online, for the first time in Carers Leeds history. Over 30 women met on Zoom to hear panellists share their stories and participate in workshops. The event felt like a moment of coming together, a space for connection in despite of isolation; a light in the dark.
We’re really excited to share some of the feedback from the event and invite you to honour the self-care and gratitude we experienced on International Women’s Day.
We are always open to your feedback and ideas for how we can take this spirit into the rest of the year.
The creative writing workshop was sentence prompt poetry inspired by Kerri’s recent participation in Space2’s online creative writing workshops. The prompts helped enable us to explore identity and womanhood.
Huge thanks to everyone who took part and shared their work.
For more creative writing prompts and workshops, take a look at these links:
Space2: People’s Poetry, contact: email@example.com
Swarthmore Education Centre: https://www.swarthmore.org.uk/course-finder?category=creative-writing-2
Creativity prompts: https://64millionartists.com/
Self-care is important so that we can tackle every day as it comes and keep our resilience cups full. Jo ran a self-care workshop focusing on self-massage and the benefits of taking time to care for ourselves. There are lots of ways to practice self-care, it’s a great idea to find what works specifically for you.
- Perhaps start by thinking about what is important to you…
- What makes you feel relaxed?
- What makes you feel energised?
Self-care planner available to download for free: https://www.blurtitout.org/product/free-download-an-utterly-useful-self-care-planner/
Join a course: Health & Leisure – https://www.swarthmore.org.uk/course-finder?category=health-and-leisure&day-filter=&time-filter=&duration-filter=&search-course=
Events like International Women’s Day can help share learning and stories from other women to keep us motivated to stay kind to ourselves. Perhaps the real challenge is finding out what works for us? What can help make us feel united and cared for every day?
A huge thank you to everyone that made the event a place for togetherness. From the organisation, to panellists and those that attended and contributed so kindly.
Keep in touch and let us know your ideas.