The Red Tent is a gathering of women cyclically for sharing, inspiring, cleansing, and healing. It was traditionally a place for women to gather each month to celebrate major life transitions in female life: menarche, motherhood, and moonpause. In agricultural communities, menstrual cycles would synchronize with the moon, and women would bleed together. At the dark of the moon, lifeforce energy was lower, and women would gather together to build inner strength and rest, and tap into their more intuitive senses. The name for these modern day gatherings, called Red Tents, was inspired by Anita Diamant’s novel “The Red Tent,” published in 1997, which stimulated a global movement. Women in communities started gathering in sharing circles in vibrant red décor during new moon to connect, create intentions, and share ancient feminine wisdom.
Our space is a haven; a place of no judgement where women can gather and find real authentic sisterhood. Together we are building a woman-honoring culture for our daughters, grandmothers, mothers, sisters & selves. When women collaborate, they are energized and have power which ripples out exponentially into their homes, communities and thus the world.
This event is held at a wildlife sanctuary in Remus Michigan. It is rustic camping, with an outdoor solar heated shower, and newly constructed out houses and porta-johns.
We are a tribe of women, and work together as such, sharing costs and responsibilities. Our event is based on a tribal philosophy. That means that everyone pays, everyone pitches in, and everyone is equal. We will no longer be charging Presenters, or Performers. Anyone who charges money for their service will pay a vendors fee. The one caveat is that because they are performing a service, they do not have a chore duty. Those who come to participate but who are not teaching, performing, or vending do however pitch in with chores for the weekend. This is how we keep costs low, and make the event not only affordable for everyone, but also sustainable. We produce very little trash and keep a very clean environment.
As a tribe of sisters we care for the land, for one another, and for ourselves.