This Women Beyond Faith Meet Up is a community looking to provide a safe place for women to come together and share questions, answers, struggles, joys and successes. It is a place to support one other as women in our journey of leaving religion.
Leah hosts the Women Beyond Faith podcast. This platform provides women a safe space to share the evolution of their faith stories.
Women Beyond Faith Meet Up will meet approximately once per month (night/day of the week to vary dependent upon folk’s schedules). The meeting time will provide opportunities for all participants to share (or not) as they feel comfortable.
Ideal Format (adapted from Cass Midgley and the Middle Tennessee Ex-Christian Support Group) 7-730p Gather & Socialize
730- 815p Check In/Individual sharing time --Time will be divided up dependent upon the number of attendees. No one can interrupt/ask questions/say anything. This is your time to say whatever you'd like. You may pass your time if so desired. When your time is up, it is time to wrap it up and allow the next woman her opportunity to share. This allows each woman the feeling that eventually “I’m going to get my time” and by 815p, everyone will have had an opportunity to share.
815-9p – Open forum -- Here we can discuss anything. Often this time will end up covering ideas/emotions/situations mentioned during the check in time. 9p meeting is officially over though some of us may desire to linger