In 2010 I celebrated International Women's Day by creating a collection of women's writing and art contributed by wise and talented women such as Brené Brown, Martha Beck, Shilo Shiv Suleman, Danielle LaPorte, Margaret Wheatley and many more. I offered it freely to the world and it had wings. I heard from people all over the world (men, too!) using it in ways I had never envisioned. It was being used in workshops and staff trainings and women's groups and at women's shelters. It was on many a night stand to be referred to again and again. It spawned numerous similar projects - which is fitting since I myself was inspired to do it by a project Seth Godin had done.
This year, I wanted to celebrate its 5th birthday. So I went through and updated all the bios and the links (these women have been up to some incredible things in the past 5 years) and I also added 5 new entries from 5 voices that have something important to say:
- A poem from my inspirational friend and colleague, Tara Mohr.
- Wisdom from a woman I deeply respect: Indigenous teacher and leader Jeannette Armstrong.
- Probing thoughts from brilliant UK writer, Jay Griffiths (if you don't know her yet, you can thank me later).
- A touching reflection on mental illness from writer Esmé Weijun Wang.
- And finally, an invitation for your body from one of the most intelligent and soulful yoga teachers I have met, Jill Miller.
For you - please share freely and with love - the free download of the 2015 refresh of What is Dying to be Born? Click on the cover below to download and read it now.