Brave new women podcast
Red Tents are places for women to connect, to relate to one another, to support one another.
“Red Tents are places for women to connect, to relate to one another, to support one another. Red tents were inspired by the book “The Red Tent'' by Anita Diamond, which is a fictional account of women in Biblical times meeting in a red tent, but they also share a lot with cultures around the world, such as women’s circles, educating women about patriarchies in the 60s and 70s and indigeneous practices where women have met in different communities in the world.” - Mary Ann Clements
Aisha Hannibal and Mary Ann Clements have just published a fabulous new book called “Red Tents - Unravelling our past and weaving our shared future”.
The book is about “red tents” - spaces for groups of women or people who don’t fit into the gender binary to drop their responsibilities for an hour or so and be fully listened to. The book is about how to set up a “red tent” that works and includes stories from over 70 people about their experiences in red tents.
Aisha and Mary Ann talk about why women and people outside the gender binary need red tents and what they have got out of belonging to a red tent themselves. They talk about the journey of writing the book and the huge benefits of writing the book together.
If you would like a signed copy of the book, please contact their publishers, Womancraft Publishing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.