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FROM GIRLHOOD THROUGH ELDERHOOD

CREATING ROOMS OF OUR OWN

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Rites of Passage is a live + virtual house

of belonging, resilience & remembrance

and a movement celebrating the lives of cis, trans & non-binary women. 

Each room in the house, represents a stage or theme of initiation from birth to death, using ritual, art and performance.

Together, we are housing

the Collective Feminine Soul.

I Never truly acknowledged the fact that I was female until about the 2nd room, and realized maybe its not so bad as I thought."

-Anonymous audience member

Collaboratively created by women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities,

 Rites of Passage is a living, breathing invocation

for the healing of our lineages, the weaving of our many colors 

and a fertile future for the generations to come.

Join the movement...

OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE DEPENDS
ON THE STORY WE TELL 
As women, we are on the forefront of change as storytellers
and weavers of Life, Death + new Life.

The first live performance

of Rites of Passage

took place in 2013 

in Pittsfield, MA 

in a historic Women's Club. 

A second live performance

- 20/20 VISION -

is now planned for

AUGUST 13-17, 2021

focusing on the lives of

Women of Color.

Creativity is not a solitary movement. That is its power. Whatever is touched by it, whoever hears it, sees it, senses it, knows it, is fed. A single creative act has the potential to feed a continent. One creative act can cause a torrent to break through stone."

-Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Artwork Credits:
Header: Justine Grape
ROP 20/20 Vision collages: Pooja Prema

First Trio Strip (last from left): Cynthia Atwood, Menopause
Second Trio Strip (left to right): center + last: Pooja Prema, The Wise Wound
Explore RITES 2013: Gabrielle Senza, Hysteria
Final Header: Pooja Prema, Sisterhood