May 3, 2017

Finding Your History, Finding Your Power

We’re all feeling it – fundamentally changed since last November. Distracted, disgusted, disbelieving, and yet – and yet – more connected than we’ve been in years to the women around us. The 2017 Women’s March brought women of all ages and stages together across the country and across the world, to be seen and heard and to fight once again for our place – and the place of others of different faiths, races, and cultures – in the world around us.

Hello world. You try to push us down once again? You have made a grave mistake. Guess what? We’re older, we’re wiser, we’ve been through a lot of shit in our lives, and we’re angry. Oh, and we have more money. You have awakened a sleeping giant. A giant, angry giant. Us.

We’ve marched, we’ve signed petitions, we’ve made phone calls, we’ve donated more funds to the right causes.

So what now?

We find our history, says Peggy Reskin, author of Barefoot Frontrunners: sex, women and power, an inquiry into our knowledge and experience of the women who came before us, the women who stood for us, and the decades-long battle that they fought to bring us forward as far as we’ve come. And we use that history to propel us forward even farther. Chances are you count yourself as part of this history, emerging into womanhood and enlightenment during those times.

Peggy will lead what’s guaranteed to be a kickass workshop at Women At Woodstock 2017, “Finding your History, Finding your Power,” where she’ll share the story of her own life as a frontrunner – a woman coming of age during the upheaval of the 60’s and 70’s, and examine how such monumental changes were achieved during those times – and lead us in a lively examination of how we can apply those lessons to today.

You’ll come out of this workshop with a renewed resolve, a new sense of plan and purpose, and greater strength and hope than you had going in.

In finding our history, we find our power; in finding our truth, we find our destiny.

~ Peggy Reskin

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