Women share at yarning circle

Kim Walmsley, Aunty Tootie Yuke and Bronwyn Davies
Kim Walmsley, Aunty Tootie Yuke and Bronwyn Davies

The buzz of women sharing their stories while weaving colourful creations filled Mununjali Hall at the first Women’s Yarning Healing Circle.

The Traditional Mununjali Elders, including Granny Polo Women’s Group, launched the initiative on 24 June with support from Council and Mununjali Housing.

Women of all ages and cultural backgrounds are welcome to join, with plans to hold regular yarning circles and weave mats representing the past, present and future.

The first yarning circle included small children, students from Yarrabilba State School, local artists, interested women from Beaudesert and surrounds and local Elders.

Aunty Janis Page said it was about sharing and learning.

“We want to connect with young people, because when we used to sit and have a yarn growing up it was the Elders and the younger ones – that’s how we learned, from sitting in that circle, and it creates a safe place of trust,” she said.

For more information, contact Aunty Janis on 0467 381 035 or email jrpagey@hotmail.com 

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