Resources and Reading list for issues related to Women's and Girl's empowerment and self development.

Links are first, a reading list separated into broad topics follows....

A mighty girl  inspirational and gender positive books/films for Girls

Omega Women's leadership Centre

junior youth spiritual empowerment programme -
This PhD thesis broke grounds in the 1990s by helping to reconceptulise power in generative terms aswell as in its zero-sum terms -  a young people’s guide to making positive relationships matter - developed in Wales

It's time we talked  Reality and risk - pornography - developed in Australia

Zero tolerance briefing for sexualisation

Understanding the risks of premature sexualisation 2011 NSPCC report

Young minds - UK Charity championing well-being and mental health in young people

The Circle - Women Empowering Women (Annie Lennox set it up)

Women in media Leaders Quest

Girls Leadership

The Moon Inside You - film 

The Red School - feminine leadership & spirituality

Women In Power Rites of passage for adult women, amazing program.

Embrace - film about positive body image

School of Shamanic Womancraft - the school I did my training with, amazing work by Jane

Kookie Inspiring magazine for pre teen girls


Menarche and Supporting ourselves and our Daughters through puberty

Girl Up - Laura Bates
Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years -  Eliza Reynolds and Sil Reynolds
The heroines club, a mother daughter empowerment circle – Melia Keeton Digby
The Thundering Years, rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens – Julie Tallard Johnson
Moon Mother, Moon Daughter, myths and rituals that celebrate a girls coming of age - Jane Lucy and Terri Allison
Menarche A journey into Womanhood – Rachael Hertogs
Becoming a Woman – Jane Hardwick Collins
Strong is the new pretty – Kate Parker
The Goddess in every Girl, develop your teen feminine power – M Abadie
Girls Rising, a guide to nurturing a confident and soulful adolescent - Urana Jackson
Nine Passages for women and girls, ceremonies and stories of transformation – Gail Burkett
Reaching for the moon – Lucy Pearce
What should we tell our daughters – Melissa Benn
Untangled – Lisa Damour
The seven sacred rites of menarche, the spiritual journey of the adolescent girl – Kristi Boylan
Raising Girls – Steve Biddulph

Womens Wisdom

I Know I'm in There Somewhere: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity -  Helene G. Brenner
Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer
Her Blood is Gold, Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation – Lara Owen
Vagina, a new biography – Naomi Wolf
The Pill, are you sure it's for you – Jane Bennett and Alexandra Pope
Wild Power, Discover the magic of your menstrual cycle and awaken the feminine path to power – Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
Pussy A reclamation – Regena Thomashauer
Women who run with the Wolves, contacting the Power of the wild woman – Alice Walker
Moon Magic – Lori Read
Circle of Stones – Judith Duerk
I sit Listening to the Wind – Judith Duerk
Daughters of Copper Woman – Anne Cameron
Calling the circle – Christina Baldwin
Marija Gimbutas, The language of the Goddess -
Shakti Woman – Vicki Noble
Dancing in the Flames - Marion Woodman
Gifts from the Elders – Gail Burkett
Red Moon, understanding and using the creative, sexual and spiritual gifts of the menstrual cycle – Miranda Grey
Leaving my fathers house, a journey into conscious femininity – Marrion Moodman
Mother daughter Wisdom, understanding the crucial link bewteen mothers, daughters and Health – Christianne Northrup
If Women Rose Rooted, The journey to Authenticity and Belonging – Sharon Blackie
The Heroines Journey, A womans quest for wholeness – Maureen Murdock
The Wise Wound, Menstruation and Everywoman – Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove
Emergence of the Sensual Woman, Awakening our erotic innocence – Saida Desilets
Womens bodies womens wisdom, Christianne Northrupp


Passage to Power – Leslie Kenton
Kissing the Hag, the dark goddess and the unnacceptable nature of women – Emma Restall Orr
The Wisdom of Menopause - Christianne Northrupp
Crossing to avalon – Jean Shinoba Bolen
To be Human
is to become visible while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
What urgency calls you to your one love?
What shape awaits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky?

(David Whyte)