GATHER THE WOMEN
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2022
Gather the Women IWD Ritual Event Details
This year Gather the Women participated in an International Women's Day Ritual by holding the spiritual space for the
IWD 2022 #BreakTheBias Themes by IMAGINING:
a gender equal world, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination;
a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive;
a world where difference is valued and celebrated.
Our intent is to expand awareness and value of integrating our "doing" with our "being" by holding the Energy [as Guardians] in support of all participants for this 2022 IWD event. We held two virtual zoom event rituals on two Sundays: March 6 and 13 . Following are videos of our two keynote speakers:
Our opening speaker for the March 6 event was
Molly Remer, MSW, D.Min
Molly is a priestess facilitating women’s circles, seasonal rituals, and family ceremonies in central Missouri. She is the author of nine books and is the creator of the devotional experience #30DaysofGoddess.
Our closing speaker for the March 13 event was Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Jean is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, an internationally known speaker and author of thirteen influential books in over one hundred foreign editions. She is also the "grandmother and mid-wife of Gather the Women" as explained in the video. JeanBolen.com
Special "Stone Soup" Project
In conjunction with our IWD Circle activities we invite women around the world to participate in a "Stone Soup" project to help further enhance the energy of the IWD2022 Themes. You are encouraged to find a stone and decorate it with an empowerment message that resonates with you. Then lay your decorated stone on a piece of fabric or paper and take a photo so that only the stone and its message are visible on a solid colored background. Email the photo of your stone along with your first name and your location to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your email should be "Stone Soup Submission."
The photos that are submitted will become part of a "stone soup collage" that carries the empowering energy of women throughout the world. The collage will be displayed on this website and will keep growing as more stones are added to the soup! We recommend that you place your stone on your altar or sacred place in your home and meditate with it throughout the year, thus keeping the energy of IWD2022 alive. You could also bring it to your circles and place it in the middle with other stones that each woman has brought.