Stitch ‘n’ Bitch
Hanging out with Shulamit
Hanging out with Shulamit is a virtual gathering where women entrepreneurs gather shoulder-to-shoulder (rather than face-to-face), with our hands (or bodies) engaged.
Please note that by “women,” I mean cis and trans women as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space facilitated by a cis woman that centres the experience of women.
We knit or sew, craft, colour or even fold laundry or walk (on a treadmill or outdoors), and share from the heart.
This is a way women have gathered for millennia, and is a very different experience from the intensity required for 1:1 video meetings or even coffee chats.
The Hangout with Shulamit space is created in service to the healing power of common humanity.
The intention is to foster peer support and connection.
It’s space where entrepreneurs can take their “I have my shit together” masks off, and express the emotional side of entrepreneurship–and of the intersection of entrepreneurship and life, because life happens, amiright??
This is not a traditional networking space where we have to inspire confidence in people so they will do business with us.
In support of an environment that makes space for emotions and vulnerability, and to foster human-to-human connection, we do not sell in the stitch n bitch space.
We do discuss our business challenges and successes, emotional and otherwise, and celebrate and support one another in these.
The Hangout with Shulamit space is created in service to the principles of liberation and justice.
The intention is that we aim to be brave, together.
Brave in this context means:
- We hold the intention to welcome emotions.
- We aim to meet emotional vulnerability with active listening and validation.
- We aim to stretch into discomfort.
- We aim to address manifestations of oppression and bias as they arise.
- When we address them, we aim to connect heart to heart, recognize the harm caused, restore relationship and/or repair harm.
In this space, we may not do any of this perfectly, and it won’t always be exactly as we would wish it to be, but we will aim to be brave together. (paraphrased from Justice Doula Mickey ScottBey Jones)
We meet every other Thursday via Google Meet, from 7 – 9 pm Eastern. There is no cost to participate.
If you’d like to join in, please complete this form and I’ll connect with you to provide you with the joining link.
The purpose of this form is to ensure that the Hangout is the best way to meet your needs.