Nothing comforts and centers me more than making art with the women in my life. Regardless of creative disposition, this world is often maddening for us. Whether we’re facing patriarchal inertia or more quotidian concerns, to collectively lean on one another for support is often a soft place to land, but that’s not always a given.
Seventeen women of all ages joined us for a week of intensive writing and enchantment. The collective creative energy of unfettered females seems to ignite inspiration like no other force. Its warm thrum accompanied us as we roamed the blustery castle grounds and moss-covered abbey—a pleasant quarantine from the quotidian concerns of our lives back home.