It all started when my friend Katie and I were visiting at a coffee shop. She asked: “What would it look like for a group of young, Millennial women to get together as a group to empower and support one another?” It started that way. It ended this way….
Last weekend, women between the ages of 18 and 25 gathered into a home. We called ourselves “Wander Woman.” Most didn’t know each other, many came alone which is scary and brave and awesome. We had a table where they could write why they were there (most of them wrote about how they wanted to be with other women who support and encourage each other), they put on name tags, and wrote one word on a mirror to finish the sentence “I am…” These women wrote words like “strong” and “worthy” and “enough.”
Then they poured mugs of coffee and tea and gathered around in a living room of twinkly lights to listen to other young women read things they had written about self-love and being enough. Girlfriends can write, y’all. We laughed, some cried, some just listened.
The delightful duo from Nashville Chasing Lovely joined us for the evening and shared ten songs and their hearts. They exceeded all expectations – their music was beautifully written, their voices were strong and flawless, and their kindness, style, humility, and wisdom was refreshing and inspiring.
We finished the night by taking photo booth style pictures. We laughed and chatted and ate a lot of dessert and laughed some more. We made new friends and discovered we are all so much alike.
So – What would it look like for a group of young, Millennial women to get together as a group to empower and support one another? It would look like this:
You can also read about this event on Katie’s blog.