Everyone has a story, a history or in the case of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering, a HERstory. Stories are used to teach and pass on traditions. Storytelling elicits many emotions which bind all of us together. We have already heard from a lot of our members telling their homesteading story, their struggles and their triumphs. This is why we have Atta Girls at every gathering, to hear a success story or failure so we can encourage and learn together!
On our blog you can read a few HERstories. For some, their homesteading journey was spurred from health issues with their child. For another, it came from a love of bugs. And yet, for some, they immigrated here and wanted to enjoy a way of life more similar to their childhood in a different part of the world. Whatever your story, it may touch someone else and help them in their journey.
One of the foundations of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering is knowledge. From reading about someone else’s struggle, we learn through their experiences. You may have found a better, easier way of keeping water available for your chickens in summer. This may not be amazing to you but to someone else it could be a breakthrough.
We also find commonalities in each other’s homesteading stories which fulfills one of NLHG’s other foundations - Community. For example, you may feel weird about your love of chickens, worms, fermented foods … fill in the blank, but then find several other people who share the same affinity. By telling your story, you are reaching towards other people and opening up a community for yourself and others.
It doesn’t have to be a novel! And it is not being graded or judged. We are all here to provide support! You can write it any way you want, in your own voice.
Help us learn and grow together by sharing your story. What’s your Herstory?
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