No articles today but an invitation instead.
[I'm loathed to give you a schedule that I'll inevitably end up breaking but perhaps we might anticipate the links once a month and a letter twice a month? Maybe...]
I'm being called towards creating a session that's called VOICES. As with many things in my creative world it's been around for a while (I'm laughing as I tell you that things around here can sometimes move very slooooooowly - it's nothing I'd have ever expected of myself but it's actually just perfect, an antidote to a world hellbent on speed) but the need to put it down here today is real.
"In a voiced community, we all flourish" writes Terry Tempest Williams and this I know to be true. In denying our voices, we deny ourselves. And in denying ourselves, whether we realise it or not, we are also denying everyone else.
In VOICES we will dare to bring ourselves to the table. We dare to explore what it might mean to show up. And we do it with words.
Because here's a truth - many, many, many, many of us have a voice that we're afraid to use. Have a self that we're afraid to show. AND IT DOESN'T SERVE A SINGLE SOUL.
VOICES will be an honest and open space that is held and curated for the benefit of all. I can't give you exact topics nor a specific structure (though it's likely that we'll use a piece of writing as a jumping off point for our discussion) but I can promise it will be discourse and conversation - not soapboxing, gossip or chat. And there'll be no room for baring egos or proving anything (or anyone) right or wrong.
We will talk, discuss, reflect. We'll learn together. We'll show up, together. We'll do differently, together.
It's free (which, I have to be clear, is in no way a reflection of what I anticipate its value to be - it just feels right for now).
And it's online.
So now it's over to you. Are you intrigued? Would you like to join me? Answer me here.
Not sure what it is I do anymore? See here for some clarity >