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Wayfinder Woman

Wayfinder Woman is crowdfunding

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£791
raised of £2,800 target by 42 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,800 to publish Women in Lockdown stories by and about women. It’s our Magnificent 7 Challenge!

Eastbourne

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Over 70 ordinary women from different walks of life and ethnicities have written their lockdown stories because they wanted their voices heard today and remembered in the future. They sent them to the charity WayfinderWoman.

There’s stories from those who were sheltered, to key workers; from women raging about the world, to those who had found peace; those who were living in abusive households, to those who had their weddings cancelled; from those who were stranded overseas to those who are still there; from those who experienced the death of loved ones from Covid-19 to those who gave birth during the pandemic. I know because I wrote one of those stories.

As one of the volunteers for WayfinderWoman, we want these stories published for future generations as each of them delves into the experiences of ordinary women during extraordinary times and deserve to be preserved.

Polly Russell, a curator at the British Library, has called the gathering of these stories “a great initiative”.

Why the Magnificent 7 challenge?

Well, there’s 7 of us doing 7 magnificent things over 7 days.

● We begin on 7th July, the 7th day of the 7th month and the Challenge will run over 7 days from 16:00 hours each day (1+6+00 = 7 - See what we've done?)
● We walk 7 times around Princes Park Lake, in Eastbourne, for 7 days (the equivalent of a marathon!!) Socially distanced of course!

Our very extravagant, theatrical and LOUD fancy dress themed walks will begin, in July, on the following dates: (please do turn up to observe, laugh and cheer us on - below is just one of the magnificent 'hats' my friend Bill has made for the 7 Wonders of the World event.)

Tuesday 7th - We parade the 7 Wonders of the World
Wednesday 8th - We present the 7 Chakras
Thursday 9th - We travel the 7 Seas
Friday 10th - We share 7 of our favourite jokes
Saturday 11th - We dress as 7 Miss Scarlett's from Cluedo
Sunday 12th - We showcase our own female rugby 7s team
Monday 13th - We reveal our 7 favourite places in Eastbourne

What will you do with £2,800?

•Commission an editor to shape the order of the stories so they create a gripping, moving and at times humorous description of women’s lives during lockdown.

•Have an eye catching front cover designed for the book.

•Include illustrations by women related to the stories to make it a richer reading experience.

•Produce books in full colour. We’ve had plenty of grey times now let’s have some colour to lift the spirit and improve our mental health.

•Give every contributor a book, free of charge, so they can keep it for future generations.

What will I get for my donation?

Apart from a feel good feeling...?

Your name can be printed within the book as a subscriber so future generations will know that you believed in the importance of women’s voices being heard. (Did you know that's how books first started to be published?)

You could gift it to a family member, or friend, and ask us to put their name in the book as a contributor.

We can record your names if you say who you are when you donate. Otherwise please do email info@wayfinderwoman.com to have your name (or someone else's) included in the book and be part of history!

In the meantime we're posting 2 stories a week and other snippets on our dedicated FB page Women in Lockdown

Thank you and here’s to the Magnificent 7 Challenge!

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  • Wayfinder Woman7 hrs ago
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    Wayfinder Woman

    7 hrs ago

    Only 1 day now until we start the auction of our unique Magnificent 7 painting by the highly talented Helen Greaves Warren. It's a truly wonderful piece to inspire any young girl. We start it on 4 July - Independence Day - quite appropriate as we're in the business of inspiring women to be independent! PS We've had reports that people have supported us via justgiving but their donation hasn't shown up. Please check that your donation has gone through and if not, try again!

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  • Wayfinder Woman6 days ago
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    6 days ago
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    Thank you! We reached our target of 25% by Sunday! Here’s to the next milestone!

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  • Wayfinder Woman7 days ago
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    Wayfinder Woman

    7 days ago

    Something for the weekend folks. We decided to try reciting one the poems that was sent to us. We hope Carole approves! Pls share.

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Page last updated on: 7/3/2020 14.03

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42

  • Nuala Roberts

    Nuala Roberts

    Jul 2, 2020

    Good luck next week with your Magnificent 7 Challenge!

    £20.00

  • Nicola Allen

    Nicola Allen

    Jul 1, 2020

    Being part of Wayfinder team has lifted me up gave me strength and help me make amazing friends that I am so excited to be working and having so much fun with on the magnificent 7 project.

    £20.00

  • Mo Kanjilal

    Mo Kanjilal

    Jun 29, 2020

    Great project, good luck! X

  • Zoe Miller

    Zoe Miller

    Jun 29, 2020

    £30.00

  • Rachel Murphy

    Rachel Murphy

    Jun 28, 2020

    A great initiative, ordinary womens voices in these extraordinary times deserve to be heard

    £25.00

  • Dillon

    Dillon

    Jun 27, 2020

    £20.00

  • Danielle xerxes

    Danielle xerxes

    Jun 27, 2020

    Good luck mum xxxx danielle

    £20.00

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Wayfinder Woman

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I’m Nicola, one of the 7 women volunteering for the Magnificent 7 Challenge. We’re fundraising so the WayfinderWoman Trust, an amazing charity can publish their incredible stories of ordinary women during lockdown. It’s social history in the making and I’m proud to be part of it.

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