Felicia Perks

Felicia Perks

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Eastbourne, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Eastbourne, Sussex

I am looking forward to working alongside your daughter in a group to enable her to have a positive experience with puberty, transitions and friendships.  I will provide a friendly, safe, inclusive space, giving the girls reassurance in this transition as well as the opportunity to ask questions.  In Girls Journeying Together I offer a range of fun activities which help the girls to truly find their own unique understanding of themselves, as well as the world around them, whilst being able to be who they are, exactly as they are.

I have worked with families and children for over 30 years which has given me the pleasure of watching each person flourish and blossom and taught me a lot about myself too.

I am in my middle years with two grown children and one granddaughter who brings me immense pleasure.  I enjoy being outdoors, reading, meditation and laughter yoga, as well as volunteering in my local community for several charities.

If your daughter would like to journey with me, sign up for my free taster session and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to ask any further questions.

Fern Daniel

Fern Daniel

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Chichester, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Chichester

I run fun, informative groups for 10-12 year-old girls to help them transition into puberty positively.  Adolescence can be a difficult time for many, and this pro-active approach really works.  The girls blossom together over the course of a year and are well-resourced to face their teens feeling more confident and self-assured.  Mums are invited to meet and support each other too.

A safe and confidential space, such as this, would have made such a difference to me in my pre-teens, which is what led me to train to do this important work.

I am a mum myself to two grown children. I have also fostered many more. As a birth and postnatal doula, I work closely with families helping them transition into parenthood. For me, this is an extension of my doula role — helping girls transition into strong, confident women. I also coach and mentor young people individually.

Trishna Shah

Trishna Shah

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Cambridge, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Cambridge

I am not currently offering Girls Journeying Together groups, please return to the map to find another group facilitator.

I offer a safe space encouraging girls to authentically be themselves and become aware of the beauty of their own unique quirks and talents.  Together we create an environment for the girls to connect deeply with who they are.  During the groups we slow down, to be curious, giggle, be supportive, dream wildly and….. who knows what else the moment will bring?  The girls can create solid friendships and learn how to support each other as well as supporting themselves; together we create magic in action.

The teenage years are a precious time where young girls can have a lot of energy and emotional upheaval; this can be overwhelming for both parents and daughters! I help girls to honour this phase, creating space for them to pay attention to their inner life and also helping them to navigate the modern landscape of adolescence with a little more ease.

My own daughter joined a Girls Journeying Together group with Kim McCabe in 2016.  Seeing the subtle changes in her over the year and the invaluable friendships she made (alongside the support I received from the mothers’ circle) inspired me to train as a facilitator so that I can share this gift with others.

A bit more about me: I am a mother of two, which is my most important, most fulfilling and most challenging job.  I’m a vipassana meditator and am deeply passionate about social justice causes, having worked with women in prisons and detention centres.  I love circus (especially hula-hooping), singing and DJ-ing roots reggae alongside my work as a Chartered Accountant.  I am committed to making my groups inclusive, accessible and welcoming to girls from all different backgrounds.

If you have any questions, then please do get in touch.

Steph Rainford

Steph Rainford

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Frome, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Frome, Somerset

I am passionate about guiding our daughters in their first tentative steps towards womanhood and helping to make their journey feel safer, kinder and more supported.  I feel heartened by the strength and honesty in which a community of girls and women can join together and support each other.

My groups are a safe space where girls are treasured for their differences, as well as experiencing a deep sense of belonging.  All feelings are welcome here: confused or excited, worried or curious – this is a place to explore their true selves, ask questions and dream.

I am currently a teacher, a forest school leader and facilitator at festivals – exploring, playing and making in wild spaces.  As a mother of a pre-teen girl myself, I know I am a powerful influencer for her but I also recognise her need to have other wise and tender women in her life.  In my monthly Girls Journeying Together groups, I hope to connect with your girls as a trusted mentor and guide.

Sophy Griffiths

Sophy Griffiths

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Frome, UK
Girls Journeying Together groups: Frome, Somerset

Rites for girls offers a unique journey for preteens — Girls Journeying Together groups meet monthly, offering open, nurturing warmth, where girls can be themselves just as they are, growing up at their own pace.  We encourage questions, sharing and open, honest communication, where they can be curious, share their fears, desires and dreams.  It is such a privilege to be a guide and mentor for girls through this time of change.

In this fast paced society with high pressures on our children this work is invaluable.  The girls deepen their sense of belonging, not just to the girls group but also to the wider community of women around them.  I wish I had had this opportunity when I was their age.

As the mother of a pre-teen girl myself, I understand some of the challenges in staying connected to our daughters during this transitional time.  When Kim gave her talk “Parenting girls safely through their teens” in my local area, I felt compelled to get involved.

My innate playfulness and light touch found a home in performance and circus for many years.  These days I teach Pilates, running classes and retreats. I now run Girls Journeying together groups to help make girls lives a bit kinder, safer and more supported.

Sabrina Mudie

Sabrina Mudie

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Buxted, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Buxted, East Sussex

I am not currently offering Girls Journeying Together groups, please return to the map to find another group facilitator.

In my Girls Journeying Together groups I offer the girls the opportunity to explore important issues about growing up in a friendly, safe and nurturing environment.  They are encouraged to be themselves, have fun and ask lots of questions so they can start the journey into womanhood feeling that they have some of the tools needed to handle the challenges they may encounter along the way.

The transition into adulthood can be tricky and Girls Journeying Together groups are a great way of giving girls the chance to discuss and reflect on issues before they experience them.  They are encouraged to develop resilience and become well equipped to navigate this period of their lives.  The groups are practical, creative and often funny!  Over the course of the year, the girls develop a solid foundation from which they can start the transition into womanhood as strong, kind and self-assured young women.

My own daughter belongs to a Girls Journeying Together group and I’ve been so impressed by her experience and the way in which a wide range of important issues have been explored with sensitivity.  I also benefitted from the support for the mothers that runs alongside the girls’ group.  As a result, I decided to train as a facilitator so that more girls and their families can gain from this experience.

A bit about me: I love spending time with family and friends, travelling, reggae and am a wannabe baker.  I am also a BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor and have been working with young people in schools since 2003.  I have a lot of experience of supporting teenagers with a wide variety of issues.

Please get in touch if you’d like more information about my groups or me.

Sarah Blagg

Sarah Blagg

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Sheffield, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I am passionate about helping girls to develop a healthy, vibrant relationship with their own unique body, heart, mind and creative spirit.  I believe it is vital to learn to trust oneself and feel able to dream outside of the box.  I hope to inspire girls to follow their dreams.

Girls Journeying Together groups can empower girls to feel well informed, supported and nourished by each other at this time of transition in their lives while having fun together!  I offer down to earth guidance, information, wisdom and support.  Girls Journeying Together groups provide a space where each girl can be herself as she is and as she is becoming.  Learning in a friendship circle based on mutual respect and trust helps to nurture a sense of self-confidence which is so beneficial for life.

I love the creative art forms.  I am a 5Rhythms Dance Teacher, Open Floor Movement Teacher, Yoga Teacher, Artist and mother of two girls.  I am Canadian, married to a Brit and living in the UK since 2005.  I have degrees in both Art Education Specialization and Sculpture/Installation. I speak English and French.  I love this planet Earth, nature and am a great believer in making positive change for the next generations.  I offer Girls Journeying Together Groups in our home in Sheffield in a lovely space with a garden.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or sign up to my free taster session.

Nicola Brown

Nicola Brown

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: London, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Wandsworth, London

Welcome!
All mothers remember the highs and lows of being a teenager; we want our own daughters to be ready for what lies ahead and enjoy those precious years. Girls Journeying Together helps to support you both, as this next phase of life begins.

Based in South London, I offer a nurturing space for your daughter to make friends, explore growing up and have fun. Each monthly meeting is unique, just like the girls, with plenty of laughter and high spirits! Girls need this more than ever; their lives have changed so much due to the pandemic. Girls Journeying Together brings support and connection.

Girls who journey together have a circle of support around them. They develop strategies to grow in confidence and be themselves.  The group offers a chance to be together, explore who they are, share experiences and look to the future.

I am a mother of two teenagers and work in education as a Learning Mentor and ELSA. My specialist role focuses on positive mental health and enabling children to overcome learning barriers and thrive. I love to be outside as much as possible and try to manage all the roles that we women so wonderfully weave together!

For every girl who completes my Girls Journeying Together Group, a donation is made for 10 trees to be planted in honour of their rite of passage.
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Majgan Qadir

Majgan Qadir

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Wembley, London
Girls Journeying Together groups: Wembley, London HA9

I support girls to have an easier, safer and fun journey of growing up.

Girls need to understand what’s happening as their body develops, their moods fluctuate, and their relationships change.  They want reassurance that all is still well and that they are not alone.

I facilitate small groups of pre-teen girls on a journey from curiosity about what lies ahead, the ups and downs of the teen years, and supporting them in taking charge of their emotional, social, and spiritual well-being as they look forward to womanhood.

Mothers will also be supported; both mothers and their daughters will have a community and sisterhood to grow up in, guided by women who care and celebrate each other.

A little about my background — I started working from the age of eleven at BBC World Service broadcasting in Dari to educate communities in Afghanistan.  Later I was also active in youth and adult programs to teach English and life skills, both in school and in the wider refugee communities.  I have a degree in Management and Business Information Technology, and I have worked for many years within business transformation in the Financial Services.  Over the past seven years, I have been training and working in life transformation, personal development and conscious community work.

I was born in Afghanistan and moved to UK as a refugee in late 1980’s. I was at the start of my journey of growing up when I went to school for the first time, in a new country and not speaking English, having left our home and loved ones. Growing up in-between cultures, religions, and nationalities was extremely challenging. These challenges have taught me about gratitude, love, compassion and the importance of supporting our daughters growing up.  I am mother of one girl, an aunt to 3 girls and 3 boys and to many more children in my extended family and friends.

I am inspired by Girls Journeying Together groups supporting our daughters in discovering their own unique inner joy; finding clarity and awareness from within themselves; opening the opportunity to live their fullest life potential; while having fun and enjoying all the emotions, laughter and tears that may come and go.

Join me for a taster session.

Lisa James

Lisa James

Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: Wallasey, England
Girls Journeying Together groups: Wallasey, Merseyside

Welcome and thanks for your interest in Rites for Girls.  Adolescence can be exciting and enjoyable but also difficult and confusing at times.  Girls Journeying Together groups are a safe place where girls aged 10-12 come together and build friendships to help them become strong, sure and capable young women.

I’m really excited about the potential that our fun, creative and supportive groups can have in helping our daughters navigate their teenage years with confidence and resilience, and I’m honoured to be a part of this work.

I’m a mum to two daughters, and I’ve lived in Wirral for most of my life.  I’ve worked in education for almost 20 years and I’m also an accredited Mental Health First Aider.  I love to read, travel and go walking, especially in the Lake District.  I will be offering Girls Journeying Together groups from my home which I share with my family and our pet Labrador, Bailey.

Please get in touch with me if you want to chat or have any questions about Girls Journeying Together groups.