Motherless Daughters Sisterhood
I got the idea for this group from a meetup group called “the sisterhood” i joined while living in london, led by an amazing woman named photini. her description is so great, i’m using it here!
“This is a social group for women who lost their mothers as children or adolescents under the age of 21.
Losing your mother or not having her fully present during childhood or adolescence is not a ‘normal’ experience and while we’ve almost certainly built up extraordinary resources going through life, what’s normal for us probably isn’t normal for the girl next door. We're different than women and girls who have had their mothers through to adulthood, so whether we know it or not we are part of a special sisterhood.
A little bit about me (Morgan): [I’m 31 and lost my mom to breast cancer when she was 34 and I was 11. I used to live in Sandpoint for three years in high school, and recently came back! I work in the field of international development. I've enjoyed some extraordinary adventures and experiences in life and have been blessed with so many loving people!] At the same time however, the loss never really goes away and there exists an indelible sense of being different.
Since Hope Edelman wrote her precedent-setting book 'Motherless Daughters – The Legacy of Loss’ in 1994, groups have sprung up all over the world but not in Sandpoint – why not?
The possibilities for meetings are limitless – from gatherings at home, to organizing charitable events, even sharing academic or cultural pursuits. Mostly though, just meeting one another and sharing our experiences, supporting one another when we need it.
I’d like to emphasize that this is not a grief group or a therapeutic group, as we're not professional therapists, but rather a peer support group for women to meet, share friendship, experiences, resources and advice, though this could change in the future.
If any of this resounds with you please get in touch. I hope to meet once a month for simple gatherings and to take it from there.”