Becoming Peers -
Mentoring Girls into Womanhood
By DeAnna L'am
Becoming Peers - Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood is an affirmative 'Yes!' to these timely questions.
This is an inspirational guide for mothers, grandmothers,
stepmothers, aunts, or any woman
wishing to nurture a girl through her coming of age
(while empowering herself!)
This book provides practical guidelines for mentoring a girl into womanhood. It offers creative ceremonies and activities designed to honor a girl’s transition and call her to new levels of maturity.
At the same time, it presents the adult woman/mentor with powerful tools for enhancing her inner and outer life.
Here is what some prominent writers say :
“Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls into Womanhood is loaded with inspirational and eminently practical ways to strengthen and heal mothers, daughters, and any woman with a special girl in her life.”
~ Christiane Northrup, M.D.,
Author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom; Mother-Daughter Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause
“A gem of a book! This is the first book I've seen that provides support, direction, and encouragement explicitly for mothers and other women attempting to foster confidence and joy in their girls during the momentous transition from girlhood to womanhood. The simple rituals and sensible suggestions offered in this book are touching and heartfelt.”
~ Vicki Noble
Co-creator of Motherpeace Tarot; author of Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World, and The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power
“Expressive, beautifully written –– guided by the wisdom of the elders. Such a resource on deepening connections between mothers and daughters, women and girls, is greatly needed.”
~ Deborah J. Grenn, Ph.D,
Co-Director, Women's Spirituality Program, Institute Of transpersonal Psychology, and director of Lilith Institute
“I love this book! It is beautifully written, filled with many insightful ideas for creating fulfilling mother-daughter and woman-girl mentoring relationships, and for fostering a meaningful menstruation.”
~ Joan Morais,
Author of A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl’s First Menstrual Period
"Becoming Peers is a must read for anyone with an adolescent girl in her life... don’t wait another year to get inspired about ways you can celebrate important passages for [your] family."
~ Rahima Baldwin Dancy,
Author of You are Your Child's First Teacher
“I immediately read your Diva's Guide because I was so excited!
You write so beautifully and in such an empowering way.
I really appreciate being able to pass your wisdom and knowledge onto my daughter, and help her prepare for womanhood using your advice in Becoming Peers.
You are doing incredible, radical, culture-changing work.
I'm so grateful for it.
~ Lisa Young, Unschooling Mama, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand
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Becoming Peers Translations:
- Accompagnare le ragazze alla Femminilità -
Guiando Niñas en su Camino a Ser Mujer