Inspired by Circle of Stones. Woman's Journey To Herself
by Judith Duerk. (see booklist)
journey from childhood to womanhood is one of the most precious
a female will encounter in her lifetime. This is magical passage
for women. Our bodies are changing and we are developing identities
separate from our parents. Unfortunately for many the most we
are offered in support is lifestyle manuals/advertisements that
instruct us on how to be mass consuming and permanently-neurotic-about-our-appearance!
We would like this to be a place where
you can find alternatives to such brain warping publications and
enjoy this powerful step. We won't tell you how to have get the
perfect boyfriend, hairdo, or summer wardrobe but rather encourage
you to celebrate this enchanting transition in your life and help
you to understand its more confusing aspects.
In the maiden area of yOni we will also
showcase the creative work of women remembering this stage in
their life. If you have something to share please let
us know ... ENJOY!!!
Self-esteem. What is it and how can I get some! Some practical advice from author Amrita Hobbs
Girl Who Didn't Realise She Was Beautiful - a review of The
Circle: Princess by author Melaina
Chat with Melaina Faranda - deeyOni interviews the author of The
Big Girl's Don't Lie - Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas faked bulimia to cover her
addiction to narcotics.
First Blood - The arrival
into womanhood was marked and celebrated in older societies
at the time of a girls first bleeding. We would like to
encourage a rememberance of this tradition and of the rituals
that can be used at this time.
Girls Growing Up! - Amrita Hobbs offers a wonderful workshop for mothers and
daughters to prepare for and celebrate the arrival of the
daughters menarche (first bleeding time).
The Maiden's Guide to STD's - A comprehensive guide for young girls experimenting with
The Big Bad Pap - Your
guide to pap smears.
Endometriosis - What is
it? An article by Karen Howell, a coordinator of the Endometriosis
Bulimia - The hidden
Story about a Girl - Told around the campfire of her
gatherings for girls, this story by Amrita Hobbs is a touching
and powerful vision for a celebration and honouring of the
passage into womanhood.
Lily - This poem by Jenny
inspired the discussion on Lilith on the yOni members list.
Anti-nuclear haikus from children in a Nagasaki junior high school.
Mother by Silver.
Daisies - Written by
Alice during the creation of "Cloud
Catcher", a shamanic theatre piece.
Barbie in a Box -
Carolyn's poem takes a fresh look at an old doll!
Osho Ko Hsuan School - A whole new way of growing up. Pavi reflects on this very
different kind of school.
Carved Love - A love
poem by Priya.
Unfamiliar Places by
the Marriage by Rachel.
Reality Bites - A universal
female experience. If this hasn't happened to you at least
once then you should be put in a museum!
That Difficult Age and Rapture - Two poems by Aletha Zlstrya-Dickenson. The first explores
the different growing phases in a maiden's life and the
second takes a refreshing look at beauty.
I am me by Sascha.
and The Maiden
Maidenism and Feminism -
Having trouble with your identity? Confused by definitions
of feminism? A suggestive piece on how to love
your fragmented identity.
and Unhealthy Consumption of Pornography - Is it the
images of pornography itself or the way it is consumed that
is problematic for women?
Books and Music for the Maiden
Getting Real ... about growing up - a resource book for teenagers and young adults
Penelope Swales - One of Australia's most talented female singer-songwriters.
Voices Of Gaia - Music to celebrate Womanhood..
Promiscuities - a book
review of Naomi's Wolf's compelling examination of teenage
girls and their construction of identity in the late twentieth