Women are in need of a places to feel like we belong and we are not alone. Places where we can be silly, and also recognized for the beautiful spirits we embody.
I’ve always been led to be with groups of women. In college, I wanted to live in the Women’s Dorm (I grew up with two older brothers and was ready for another way of life!) I remember joining the Women’s Group on campus, and loved having that place on campus to go to as a refuge. I always had positive female friendships growing up. I never really understood the whole “mean girls group thing” because I thankfully didn’t have that interaction. Choir at college was this superfun place to be (men and women), where it wasn’t a competition, it was just about making music.
In my most recent job history, I was choir director at Linden Hall, the international boarding school for girls (grade 6-12), I was excited to lead a 60-voice SSA choir, and an 12-voice auditioned SSS/AAA choir. (For those of you who need to know S = Soprano and A = alto, although some girls also wanted to be a T=tenor!) I loved the process of teaching the notes and words, and helping the students learn new and old music. The harmonies and energy we create in a group of people is connecting, inspiring, and has a joyous ripple effect.
When I opened ResonateYou, the Women’s Singing Circle took shape in my mind out of a need to for women to come together in their own space and sing. The singing is not because of a need to perform, but a need to connect. The vibrations we create when our voices come together do more than make a sound, they help to connect and entrain us together as a group.
We are so in need of connection right now: real, interpersonal connection. And not simply a surface, connection: not just, “How are you? Fine.” Not just a pretty picture that has the hard parts hiding behind it.
We are in need of a places to feel like we belong and we are not alone. Places where we can be silly, and also recognized for the beautiful spirits we embody.
We are in need of a place to sing loudly, softly, or anything in between and be supported by those around us. Lifted up gracefully and solidly.
The Women’s Singing Circle began in January with Seven Women. We sang, we laughed, we moved, we cried, we came together. And when it was done, everyone helped me clean up at the end. Because we’re women, and we know how to support each other.
We just have to carve out the time. You CAN carve out the time. And it’s worth it.
Round #2 begins March 11/12th.
See you in the circle.