Favorite Book(s): A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Favorite Online Resource(s): What?!
Go To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Meditation, prayer, a walk on the beach
Favorite Quote(s):“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin
Jill McCracken, PhD
Volunteer; Research Partner and Advocate
Personal Impact of Red Tent: Red Tent is actually creating women in community. We get to create ourselves together. I learn something new each time I’m involved—about myself and about what it means to be in community and to be deeply connected to others. Red Tent creates hope and embodies love and self-worth for everyone involved.
Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Journaling, Singing, Painting, and Reading;
Favorite Quote: “Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us, the labyrinth is fully known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.” ~Joseph Campbell
Susan Katz MSW
Tribe as Case Manager
Personal Impact of Red Tent: Working with Red Tent, I am able to experience the magic that happens when women share openly and honestly with one another. The support and empathy we give to our sisters is a powerful and abiding tool available to each us for our individual and collective journeys.
Favorite Song: “The Wind” by Cat Stevens
Favorite Book(s): “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee; “House of Light” and “Dreamwork” by Mary Oliver.
Go-To Coping Skill/Self-Care: Walking my dog, laughing with my niece and nephew, talking to my friends, listening to music.
Favorite Quote: “Be kind, for everyone we meet is fighting a hard battle” – Philo; and: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson