by Angel Stork
What draws a woman into a circle of Women of Vision?
An opportunity to nurture her dreams
A monthly dose of recognition for her inherent value and rightness
A chance to show up for her own creative expression, and be restored to sanity
The need to show up for another, to help her remember what is right in her life
Permission to be in her process, to not have all the answers, to wander and search for what inspires her
A place to try out her ideas and, with support, work them into better shape
Through the years of being self employed, pursuing a dream or two, working outside the employment box, I have maintained a woman-circle connection—groups and individuals who possess a clear voice, or a keen listening ear, or what my mother would have called, a ‘jaundiced eye’, a critical woman-wise perspective on life.
Women have good instincts—they smell trouble, their flesh crawls and their backs stiffen when something ain’t right. Women can extend their attention to take in a whole being, conflicting emotions and all the rest of it. Women warm and open to what feels good and wholesome. Women think with their whole bodies.
I trust this growing group of amazing women, Women of Vision, to help me stay on course, to remind me to be better, and save me from trying to be or do it all.
“Groups run by and for women are our psychic turf; our place to discover who we are, or who we could become, as whole independent human beings. Somewhere in our lives, each of us needs a free place, a little psychic territory. Do you have yours?” Gloria Steinem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellion