We're so honored to be welcoming Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost to screen her documentary, "Things We Don't Talk About" and create a Red Tent space at Wild Iris Books on Saturday, April 12th. Inspired by the novel The Red Tent, she recreates a space celebrating every aspect of womanhood.
Movie Screening: 6:30 pm - Civic Media Center
Red Tent: 8:15 - 9:15 pm - Wild Iris Books
With its ability to address social problems, reflect values, knowledge, and the basic feelings of women, the Red Tent fulfills a constellation of gendered societal needs:
To create a place that honors and celebrates women; enable open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues; promote positive ideals for womanhood; educate women about their bodies; educate women about natural menstrual remedies; create an open dialogue about sex; share birthing information; discuss issues of body image and self-acceptance; provide a place where women’s voices can be heard; to provide a spiritual place for women where they can laugh, cry, sing, dance, give each other back or foot rubs, play with face and body painting, give or receive massage and other types of body work, tell stories, eat soup, drink tea, sleep, meditate, journal, share poetry, create artwork, knit … just to name a few!
*The movie screening is open to all people and ages, and the Red Tent is available to anyone who identifies as a woman.
We always do our best to make events and activities at the Iris affordable but we understand that sometimes even the smallest cost can be prohibitive.
Friends of Wild Iris has graciously agreed to provide 5 scholarships for women to attend both the film screening and the event.
Here's What You Have to Do:
Submit a small statement about why you want to be a part of this event and what you hope to gain from a Red Tent Space. We're talking 200-300 words or so, nothing fancy - we're more interested in hearing from your heart.
Send us your statement to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Red Tent Scholarship' to apply. All entries must be received by Thursday, April 10th at 5pm.
We'd like to feature your responses on our social media and your entry acknowledges that you allow us to do so.
Winners will be announced Friday, April 11th. Good luck, we hope to see you there!
As always, we have a sliding scale available and no with need will be turned away. Please come talk to us at Wild Iris or give us a call for sliding scale options. On the other side of that - if you are able to donate entry for someone else in our community - please mark "DONATION" in the comment box of your order and we'll use your contirbution to help someone else expierence the Red Tent Event.
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