RITES OF PASSAGE 2013

The first incarnation of Rites of Passage in June of 2013, was directed by Pooja Prema 
and co-created in collaboration with 60 local people (mostly women) age 3 to 89
in a former historic women's club building in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
ROOMS in 2013 
Girlhood 
Adolescence
Sisterhood
Maidenhood
The Kitchen or "Woman as Domestic Goddess"
Cycles 
The Wise Wound—a room honoring menstruation
A Womb of Her Own—a room dedicated to pregnancy
The Closet of Collections or “Woman as Archivist
Hysteria
Motherhood
Our Fathers
Menopause
The Web
Animus
No Longer Secreta series of small rooms about #metoo
The Body Room
The Elder Room
After All is Said & Done—an altar-room to death
The Re-Birth Canal

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Photos courtesy of Sabine Vollmer von Falken, Peggy Reeves, Krysia Kurzyca, and David Benson

All photos and text © 2019 The Rites of Passage Project