Author: Mary Murphy
Mary Murphy is a priestess, feminist, wilderness guide, and ethical deer hunter who runs Mountainsong Expeditions, a small company which offers spiritually-based wilderness trips and classes on The Sacred Hunt (some just for women and some open to all genders). She lives at Dragon’s Nest Cooperative Homestead in central Vermont, which she shares with four adults, two children, and various goats, chickens, and llamas. You can contact Mary through her website: www.mountainsongexpeditions.com. Articles by Mary Murphy include: Wilderness Journeys Meet Cooperative Culture: Teens in Community on the Trail (Issue #160) Feminist Spirituality: Lessons from Beyond Women-Only Space (Issue #162)
Befriend the land where you are, and you will never be lonely.
“Founder’s joy” can wear off very quickly in the chaos of financial instability and unclear agreements.
Does the culture of women-only space still serve a worthwhile purpose, or does it perpetuate division? A long-time leader of women’s circles advocates inclusivity.