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BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 01 Jan '19
World’s first digital women’s circle launches today
Today (01 Jan 2019) marks the launch of the world’s first digital women’s circle, featuring true stories from women of all backgrounds, cultures and countries.
The aim of the global digital women’s circle is to share real life experiences, offering wisdom and support for females everywhere. At least one true story will be published per day online and on Facebook and Instagram.
Support from sisterhood
Connected Sisters’ founding duo, real-life sisters Jodie and Paris Welton, worked in corporate life for over 20 years. The sisters felt their spiritual side needed nurturing and gave attention to their instinct and feminine intuition; as a result, the ‘Connected Sisters’ project evolved.
Yoga and meditation have been an integral part of recognising the decline of wisdom sharing and lack of a ‘sisterhood’ that could offer fellow females support. With first-hand experience of the increased pressure women manage in the modern world, both Jodie and Paris felt compelled to create a safe place for women to connect, share and help one another.
Sharing truths and wisdom
Paris and Jodie developed the Women’s Circle in order to give females a platform to tell their stories in a non-judgmental, non-edited, truthful environment.
They said: ‘Historically, women’s circles have been an important and sacred part of females lives, today we often experience digital disconnection from one another, with love and support harder to find. We aim to reconnect women with the power of the circle online, a place where females are safe to express their true experiences and every voice holds equal importance. Great wisdom is shared through the ancient art of storytelling, and with Connected Sisters we can reach our sisters globally.’
Sharing stories of strength
Jodie and Paris have been collecting stories from women all over the world for the past six months and have gathered hundreds of stories so far. Consistent themes of great strength, resilience, courage and empathy come through time and time again. The sisters plan to publish at least one per day and are inviting women to get in touch with their own stories.
‘Every woman has a story inside of them that other women can relate to and draw comfort or inspiration from’, they said. ‘We have heard the extraordinary in the ordinary and seen tremendous courage in women becoming truthtellers.’
Disrupting female stereotypes
By sharing real stories, Jodie and Paris hope to help inspire other women going through similar challenges and keep women’s wisdom alive.
The sisters also want to showcase the beautiful individuality of women with authentic photography that disrupts the ‘perfect female images’ women are subjected to each day through the media. By building a sizeable community of women, the end goal is to fundraise for women who need help.