Rite of Passage for Women
A rite of passage, which marks a time when a person reaches a new and significant change in his/her life. These ceremonies are held to observe a person’s entry into a new stage of life and the changes in responsibilities they may experience. As women, so many of us did not receive “basic training” about what it means to be a woman. I offer rituals to mark the transition for adolescent girls into womanhood, ceremonies throughout the time of womanhood such as blessing-ways for marriage, rejoicing in pregnancy, childbirth or the birth of other creation. These rites of passage ceremonies are connecting women to each other in a meaningful way as we support each other to initiate and celebrate changes in the circle of life.