Let Us Be Women Who LISTEN


What does it mean when we are women who listen?

For me, it means not quite closing the door on a very powerful series of posts from women on the margins and in our midst—if you missed any of the posts from our WE ARE THE OTHER series, here’s an opportunity to catch up. This month’s zine is all about those posts and that’s it.  It seems only right that we set aside our usual routine to make space for OTHERS. Right?

And just like Saskia wrote in her post yesterday, maybe we can learn to celebrate our differences in a creative new ways—like lifting these OTHER voices and learning to LISTEN.

Sarah Joslyn
I’m more likely to answer to Sars than Sarah. That’s because years ago my brothers started calling me Sars and, as the name implies, it was infectious. I’m a self-proclaimed writer-photographer-Jesuslover-painter-adventurer-foodie. I have a near obsession with ending injustice and I’m a sucker for a good cause. I blog about life and building a tiny house at sometimesscreaminghelps.com.
Sarah Joslyn
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  • Erin Wilson

    This has felt like a holy time together.
    Grateful for every brave voice.
    Grateful for every chance to see the places in me that still need change.

    • Sarah Joslyn

      Amen, Erin.

  • Donna-Jean Brown

    Thankyou so much, Sarah, for your work in collating these deep and tender personal stories. The whole series has enriched my understanding and, by grace, I hope, expanded my readiness to listen.

    • Sarah Joslyn

      As always, thank you got being a part of this sisterhood. xoxo

      • Donna-Jean Brown

        Liking this grammar vocab mashup,Sarah ;-))
        I’ll take the hugs and kisses.

        • Sarah Joslyn

          Bah ha ha. That’s what you get for replying to comments on a mobile phone. 😉

  • This has been a great series – many thanks for the invitation to be part of it

    • Sarah Joslyn

      Tanya, I’m so glad you shared your experience with us! xoxo

      • Saskia Wishart

        Agree with Sarah, thank you for sharing your story Tanya, it really made me think.

    • Loved your perspective so much, Tanya, thank you for speaking.

  • Beautifully crafted as always Sarah. And such a pleasure to have these voices and stories with us. What an abundant month.

    • Sarah Joslyn

      Thank you, lovely. This WAS an abundant month. 🙂

  • Sanne Meijer

    I would like to thank all the contributors for their interesting and thought-provoking stories. It was such a great series. 🙂

  • This has been one of my favourite things we have done as SheLoves. Hard, but good. Thank you, Sarah, for capturing it like this.

  • Nicole A. Joshua

    It was an honour for me to be part of this month’s post. Idelette, and the SheLoves community, thank you for inviting me into this space. Thank you Sarah for the way you’ve captured this month’s theme.

    • Sarah Joslyn

      Nicole, I was so great starting this conversation out with your voice. xoxo

  • Thank you so much for including me in this special zine. Loved the diversity of stories and voices.

    • Sarah Joslyn

      Cindy, your post was wonderful. Thank you for joining us and sharing your story this month!

  • An illuminating, transformative dialogue…Thank you to all of you for sharing your hearts…May we be women of wisdom who are so changed…

  • Daniela

    This is so gorgeous Sarah. Your talent floors me. And to see all those voices together..powerful.