One of the most memorable moments of the 2018 FiLiA conference was when 3 Women (Lepa, Rebecca, Paula) jumped up and burst into spontaneous song. I don’t have the words to describe the atmosphere at that moment - ‘electric’ doesn’t do it justice.
In Paula’s words:
‘I started singing the "We are the Witches" song in response to the closing poem [Granddaughters by Cari-Lee Miller] - and Rebecca happened to be in front of me - we hadn't realised - and since she wrote the words - she joined me and then Lepa heard us and recognised the song and came bounding across the hall
It was electrifying I agree - actual magic - totally synchronistic.
Doing flash mob spontaneous singing is a powerful tool.....
Rebecca and I have been part of several including in the House of Commons.’
FiLiA 2019 will be hosting a session on ‘Feminist Songs, Fireside Chants, Songs of Peace and Protest’ - do come along (I’m hoping that some of the songs learned may get an airing at the evening party!!)
Below is a picture of the 3 incredible activists, all of whom contribute so much to the Movement.
Also a link to the words of many Greenham and Women’s Peace songs. Enjoy.