Wisdom from the women: what we've learned:
- Have the confidence that it will be okay.
- Have the courage to be vulnerable.
- Know that I am more powerful and courageous than I thought.
- Take yourself lightly.
- Recognise this is simply unease.
- Know: I will succeed.
- Thank "it" (the inner critic) for sharing, and do it anyway.
- I am learning not to be afraid of failing.
- I don't have to change myself.
- This may seem a crazy idea - and just write something anyway.
- Be kinder to self and others.
- Take self by scruff of neck.
- Allow yourself to be enrolled in the passion of others.
- Accept who I am - be an example to others.
- Recognise procrastination a a way to avoid fear!
- Move forward despite fear.
- Pursue your dreams!
- Feel the fear but do it anyway.
- Be less self critical.
One takeaway from this Women Howling at the Moon?
- It's perfectly okay to be me. I don't have to change anything about myself to be acceptable.
- A privilege to be amidst a group of courageous women
Robyn Cooney, teacher
- Women have a way of inspiring one another.
Pam Blamey, art therapist
- Wonderful women with courage to make the world a better place.
Jennifer Wright. Community artist
- I was double worried about "courage" - So glad I faced that fear and came.
Penny Robertson CPTSD counsellor
- That everyone is on their path of discovery.
- An enquiry into what I want my contribution to humanity to be.
Jenai Hooke, artist
- Acknowledging the Authentic Self.
Julie Gardner, creator
- Sharing of ourselves, our stories, empowers me and others - can unblock prison doors.
Aeve Pomeroy, student
- I identified the courage to be totally joyous in the face of great destruction.
Wendy Rogers, joyous agitator
- What have I got to lose / Give it a go!
- Courage: no such thing as failure, only opening doors into the next opportunity.
Emma Makepeace, PhD student, A Tribe of Dreamers, Chisomo Designs