“The idea of going to a Goddess Circle terrified me, initially. As a comedian and a writer, I’m very invested in female empowerment, female voice and female strength, but the idea of sharing my space with multiple women at once kind of gave me hives.
It just brought me back to the days of sorority rush (where after a headache of a day full of cheering and fake smiles, all of the six sororities rejected me after day one) and even further back into the days of my sports teams (where I never quite fit in).
As such, my idea of female empowerment was very individualized. I had rejected the idea of team, of ensemble, of support. To my own surprise, I found all of those things at Goddess Circle.
I have laughed so hard that I’ve fallen over. I have cried with such force that I held onto my friend Caroline for dear life. I have seen truths about myself. I have meditated and felt grounded and energized. I have made a Christmas ornament for my sister. I then brought my sister into Katie’s apartment. I have also led one of IGC’s DC Goddess Circles where I got vulnerable, encouraged others to do the same and made it comedic.
Goddess Circle is one time of the month where a group of women value my journey, my individuality and my love and return it twenty fold. So, joining IGC has allowed me to experience that love, that compassion, that support and that strength every day. I am very different than who I was in November 2014 when I walked into my first Goddess Circle. I am more myself than I’ve ever been. I am more open. Thank goodness for that.”