Brave Girls Club is an organization dear to my heart as the work that I've done through them has literally saved my life. When I thanked Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins, the sisters who founded the organization, and told them that they and their work saved my life, they both said, " *You* saved your life"...just an indication of the love and grace that goes into everything about Brave Girls.
So, how does an introverted, intuitive empath manage to leave her house to travel alone across an International border and two states to gather in a room with 500 women? It wasn't an easy decision. I was filled with doubt and anxiety and thoughts of everything that could go wrong, and when my first flight was delayed and there was a chance that I might miss my connection, I nearly gave up. But, the Universe had my back. I made my connection and arrived in Boise on time and at the same time as a flight from Portland, so I met a group of fellow Brave Girls at the airport. Funny how the Universe conspires when we are on the right path!
What ensued was an incredibly powerful and life-changing experience. I sat with complete strangers and we had the most beautiful and deep discussions about life and love and what it means to be a woman in our crazy world. We sang, we danced, we hugged, we laughed, and we cried - together - surrounded and supported by our love-bubble. Amazingly a number of us found each other in the crowd, repeatedly. We formed friendships that are bound by a mutual love of life and learning and wanting to be true to ourselves, in spite of the pressures of the world. We have found a sisterhood and a tribe to carry us forward in this work and support us in sharing all that we are with our worlds.
There is an army coming, and we are Brave Love-Warriors!