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A Woman’s Journey

Just a few weeks ago, we celebrated our Initiation for the ninth class of Woman at Nyack College! Part of the Initiation involved the leaders sharing their stories of embracing their own womanhood. Our Alumnae Coordinator, Rebecca Cheung wrote hers out–BEAUTIFUL! She’s let me share it below: I didn’t know that I was fighting myself Woman revealed lies I didn’t…

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History of the Woman Rite of Passage

When Wanda Velez, Wanda Walborn, and I met in the fall of 2010 to plan a rite of passage for spring, 2011, I never dreamed that Woman would grow to be a year-long process, produce a two journal articles and The Book of Womanhood, and form a strong community of around 30 mentors, 144 alumnae.  We started small! Women that I know and…

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Rite of Passage Process

The Woman Rite of Passage process has 4 primary stages. . .  STAGE 1: BECOMING A PARTICIPANT Even before the first meeting, Woman participants take initiative and show commitment and courage. They first take an online survey that gets them thinking about their personal relationships with God, self, others, and creation. We then contact them for an interview that is…

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Affirmation of Identity

This is the Affirmation of Identity that we state at every meeting Here’s the text:  We are blessed women of God, who will continue on this journey called womanhood, realizing our identity through relationship with God, self, others, and creation. We will not stop asking the Holy Spirit to bring about deep change, receiving full understanding of ourselves in the…

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