We are all connected by a red thread,
shortening the distance between one another
until we are finally here, in community, together.
Then we will say,
“I remember you! I have been waiting for you.
I have missed you, my sister, my friend!!”
Even if we have never met before…
When we feel a sense of belonging,
a sacred remembrance stirs our hearts…
Graduation for Color of Woman 2020
On November 1 we had a powerful online graduation ceremony to honor our 42 new Graduates who are now Intentional Creativity teachers! In attendance were also members of our Guild (past graduates) to witness students crossing the threshold!
Our Global Community of Intentional Creativity Teachers, Coaches and Guides is now over 400 strong! Visit our Educator Directory to find one in your time zone. MOST of them are offering their work in online capacities.
On November 2, we celebrated all 2020 graduates from our certification programs. Because we’ve had to cancel so many in person gatherings this year, we wanted to bring joy and celebration to the experience. While each class has their own graduation, we brought them all together in our online weeklong event called VIVID, which was attended by over 230 women worldwide!
We invite you to listen and watch as my friend, community member and Intuitive Drum Song Artist, Lavender Grace Cinnamon sings the names of our Intentional Creativity Graduates for Color of Woman, Motherboard and Red Thread Guide. This was filmed during a zoom session for VIVID. Join us in honoring these revolutionary women! I don’t know about you, but I feel the more powerful, awakened and healed women we can have in the world, the better!
Wow what a world we are in! What a wild ride. Here I am in my teacher Sue’s Motorcycle Jacket! The focus of today’s communication is to honor the women graduates of 2020 – it was so different due to the Covidian Era, but honestly it was a blast!
I’m writing to you with this Graduation announcement and invitation to join us for upcoming events after the completion of a 7 day virtual Rites of Passage, VIVID 2020. In past years, this would have been a gathering in person to celebrate our 2020 graduates. The sadness and longing of not being together in Red Thread Circle, hand in hand, was very real and present for me. Yet, I LOVED being in online circle for a whole week with many of my dear friends, colleagues and sisters to bring forth this beautiful experience to our students! It truly was the best medicine during the week of the US election – a way for us to refocus our energy towards each other, creativity and what really matters to our hearts. I could not imagine it going any better!
Here is a share from one of our students. This makes it all worth it, and I have such immense gratitude for our team who worked tirelessly to create sacred online space and tend our students with such love.
“So very much shifted for me during Vivid! I experienced a spaciousness I have been searching for all this year, and have stepped fully into my own identity.” – J.A.
During VIVID, we held the Color of Woman 2020 Graduation Ceremony. My heart was beaming with pure joy and overflowing love as I witnessed these women, who have journeyed together for nine months, cross the threshold to Intentional Creativity Teacher. The next day, the amazing Lavender Grace Cinnamon drummed and sang the names of each one of our 2020 Intentional Creativity Graduates – so incredible!
I am beyond amazed at the gift of serving through this work for over 27 years and this is our 10th year to celebrate women educators. The rigor in the Color of Woman Training connects directly with calling forth what each woman is here to cause and create. Each woman has initiated herself into the lineage of Intentional Creativity and her own creative lineage.
When women enter Color of Woman, it is a weaving of bringing all the parts that once seemed separate into wholeness. This is healing. This is action. This is now. We give thanks to our teachers and the Intentional Creativity lineage who made this possible – who went before us and forged a path where we understand what it means to ‘bow to the stone’, as Lenore Thomas Straus taught us.
May these women be a ‘danger’ to the establishments they wish to transform! May they be mighty in the creation of the curriculum of the future. May they be audacious in the creation of their work in the world of self expression. May they deepen into their primary relationships with loved ones, family and their Beloveds. May they, with all of us in our circles, bring images of wholeness, beauty, and revelation to the places that need it the most.
Intentional Creativity Teachers and Coaches are invited to join our ongoing conversation and community called the Guild. These women teach in homes, hospitals, schools, shelters, clinics, corporate, social work settings as well as in cruise ships, at retreats, art centers, colleges and museums. While the pandemic has impacted our ability to serve in person, we are now learning to teach online in a greater capacity – which will also be a core focus for Color of Woman 2021.
I am so proud to announce these Intentional Creativity Teachers to you and to the world! Together let us cheer them on and support their work! WOMEN’S leadership is so needed during this time of unrest and uprising, especially as it can be guided by women who are awakened and dedicated to loving service.
How does reading this, seeing this, knowing this, make you feel? Tune into THAT. Let’s be that joy together. Here we come world!!!
With great gratitude and true joy within my heart,
Announcing our Color of Woman 2020 Intentional Creativity Graduates!
Carol E. Fairbanks
Christy Joann Cozby
Jennifer June Sugarwoman
Julie Lynn Ridenour
Julie Marie Esparza
Lucy Claire Curran
Maggie Yowell Wilson
Michelle Ann Hair
Graduates from prior years who completed their journey in 2020: