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SOLIDARITY CIRCLE

EMBRACING INTIMACY

“i am mine.
before i am ever anyone else's.”

― Nayyirah Waheed, Nejma

Solidarity Circle is a group dedicated to deepening our sense of belonging to ourselves and to each other as we navigate uncertainty and explore the themes and patterns reflected in our personal and collective journeys. We know that when people come together in the spirit of kinship, mutual empowerment, and co-liberation, miracles happen. 

​Through a weekly emergent group process, we craft the kind of culture we long to see in the world through co-creating intimate and healing experiences that fosters nervous system regulation, body attunement, and relational coherence. We do this through group somatic practices, heart-shares, ritual-making, storytelling, listening to and supporting one another, and holding each other accountable.

We are being called to RISE, to come together, and to create new ways of being that recognize our ancient belonging to the whole Earth community.  We come together as we are, to be seen and celebrated as powerful individuals on a shared journey toward radical belonging. 

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Solidarity Circle is for all cis and trans women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. This space is designed with the intention to support your self-love journey, unpack internalized patriarchy & misogyny, amplify your power, and cultivate meaningful relationships that strengthen a sense of belonging.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

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  • You want to create a culture of solidarity among people who see each other as equals and to heal the racialized, heteropatriarchal wounds that so often keep us divided.

  • You long to form authentic connections and friendship bonds that deepen over time with people whom you can show up as your whole self without shame or apology.

  • You are interested in sharing radical conversations and healing experiences that push the cultural narrative toward expansion and co-liberation.

  • You are willing to gently stretch your comfort zone as you explore new inner landscapes. 

  • Recognize, heal, and let go of cultural narratives that keep you disempowered, silent, and repressed.

  • Deepen your relationship to your intuition and give space to honor your body's inner knowing and wisdom.

​YOU CAN EXPECT TO...

  • Engage in a weekly 2-hour co-healing space which includes group processing, grounding practices, body-based listening, facilitated awareness techniques, storytelling, and skill sharing.

  • Dive into a particular theme or topic based on the shared interest of the participants. The theme for our Fall 2021 session is Embracing Intimacy.

  • Practice somatic mindfulness, connect to your body's felt experience, and tap into intuitive wisdom.​​

  • Explore and offer your wisdom, skills, and gifts to people who want to see you shine.

  • Deepen your bonds with other participants through a private online community space.

  • Receive optional weekly resources, practices, readings and/or home-plays to deepen integration.

DETAILS

8-Week Fall Session begins on Thursday, Sept. 16th from 7-9pm via Zoom.

 

 TOPIC: EMBRACING INTIMACY

Exploring our relationship to intimacy and sex is foundational to the journey of belonging, and informs us of how safe we feel in our own bodies and in the world, and how trusting we are of others.

Many of us are intimacy-deprived and learn to be intimacy avoidant - which is to say cut off from experiencing a sense of at home-ness, passionate aliveness, and deep soul connection with ourselves, others, and the living world - as a way to protect ourselves.

Under Industrial Growth Society and the traumatizing violence of sexism inherent in racial capitalism and heteropatriarchy, it is no wonder that our bodies don’t feel safe…. because they aren’t! But staying stuck in our trauma isn’t an option for those of us committed to collective healing and liberation.

So how do we call ourselves back home? What does it mean to embrace intimacy? These are questions that we’ll be exploring in our upcoming Solidarity Circle: Embracing Intimacy.

 

Our relationship to intimacy and sex is complex and layered, so we'll be exploring some of those layers together and getting to know our sexual selves in new and exciting ways! We know this can be a scary and tender subject, but we also know that it can be deeply liberating when we move at the speed of trust.  

 

 OVERVIEW

Week 1: What does intimacy mean to you?

Week 2: Exploring your family’s representation of intimacy & sex

Week 3: Culture of sex

Week 4: Your relationship to intimacy & sex

Week 5: Attraction & Identity

Week 6: Sexual “Deviance” 

Week 7: Boundaries & Communicating Needs

Week 8: Claiming Your Story of Intimacy & Sex

We are committed to making this a brave space (and as safe as possible) for all participants. Our work is trauma-informed and relationally-oriented. We also seek to integrate an intersectional lens as we navigate conversation around our unique experiences.

RATES

 

 

EARLY BIRD:  $100 USD

Deadline: Aug. 16th

 

We offer a sliding scale for this offering based on the following:

GENEROUS:  $150 USD

REGULAR: $125 USD

 

We understand access to resources is a result of institutionalized systems of oppression including but not limited to white supremacy, classism, hetero-patriarchy, ableism, capitalism, and colonization. The above sliding scale fee structure allows those who have systematically benefited from these unjust and inequitable systems to practice reparations within our community by paying at the Generosity level, thus providing scholarship opportunities for folks who would otherwise not be able to attend.  Our scholarships are available to BIPOC, LGBTQIA , and working class comrades who need financial assistance.  Please reach out if this applies to you.

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TESTIMONIALS​​​

“The first night I joined Solidarity Sisters I immediately felt the presence of sisterhood and belonging. I knew I was in a space where I could fully show up as myself without judgment and express my heart. This community has been a place of transformation and emergence for my spirit!”​ 

"Solidarity Sisters - it's there in the name, a band of sisters standing together. It is a deep dive into our vulnerabilities, a safe space of amazing women held by our beautiful Mother Earth that allows us to cultivate friendship and community as we connect. I can feel the tiny shifts in my energy and perspective on a daily basis and the overall positive impact this circle has had on my life. I am truly grateful for the experience.” 

- Lillian, 2020

"For me the most impactful part of Solidarity Sisters is being able to share openly and vulnerably in a safe space, and to be held with love there. Not just for myself, but for everyone in the group. When you realize others are struggling with the exact same things as you are, and that you can support each other, it becomes easier to work through."

- Nikki, 2020

"Solidarity Circle was the medicine I didn't know I desperately needed. It was a truly transformative experience. I feel like a new person after only eight weeks and it's all thanks to the absolutely wonderful members of the Circle. I'll forever be grateful to the everyone who shared their stories, who lifted each other up, who cheered each other on, and who cried for each other's sorrows. Solidarity Circle is the type of group that changes not only its members' lives, but the world at large." 

- Megan, 2021