Sister Giant: Rousing the Sleeping Giant of American Womanhood

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I just returned from Sister Giant, the most informative and powerful women’s gathering I’ve ever attended! This is the brain-heart child of Marianne Williamson. Five hundred women and a few special men gathered from across the US, Canada and other parts of the globe for three transformational days. Even if you’re not a woman, you won’t want to miss what Sister Giant is about.

What do you get when your cross 500 wise women healers with Marianne Williamson? Sister Giants on hormones heading for social activism. Sister Giant is not a resurgence of the 60’s. Thankfully, these current times allow women to be wise, sensual, funny, serious and hot!
In the words of Martin Luther King We are here to claim the rights we have already been given.

History lessons can be empowering.
Marianne brought in experts to help us understand our roots and connect us to the stories of our female ancestors. Most of us American women are clueless about the historical origins of our sex. We watched insightful documentary and movie clips, like The Burning Times, Iron-Jawed Angels and Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

Together, we wailed for our own sister ancestors who went through witch burnings and for those who were incarcerated and tortured during the suffragette movement. The room exploded with cheers as we witnessed the power of Liberian women who removed the warlords from their home country of Liberia and elected their first women president! (hmmm)

Sister Giant is a collaborative effort of both sexes with a variety of political affiliations. People of all colors and faiths are honored. Sister Giants are stepping forward with focus, kindness and our knowing how to infiltrate the soul-core of this nation with political advocacy. We will have it no other way.

Consider these facts from and
1 out of every 6 people in the world live on less than a dollar a day.
75% of these people are women. Women produce 50% of the world’s food, yet own only 1 % of it’s land.
Of the 876 million illiterate adults in the developing world, two-thirds are women.
Every year more than half a million women die from pregnancy-related causes.
At least 17,000 children die from hunger every day.
And on the home front?
1 in 4 children in the Unites States of America are ‘food insecure’ (that is they go to bed hungry).

Let’s just say I think we have some work to do.
Interested? Contact me for local Sister Giant initiatives and/or Sister Giant educational classes now forming.
Marcia Newman, M.A., L.M.F.T.

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