Rhiannon Silver

Accredited Girls Journeying Together Facilitator

Town: York
Girls Journeying Together groups: York

I am passionate about the work of Rites for Girls and believe that girls thrive as they make the transition from girl to woman if they have the guidance of a strong female community around them.

The groups I facilitate are the beginnings of helping girls emerge into adulthood as strong, sure, capable young women and I am honoured and very excited to offer this to girls aged 10-12 in Yorkshire.

Our journey is fun, creative and heartfelt. Together the girls practice being true to themselves, learn about puberty, share their hopes and fears and begin to understand what it is to be with themselves – liking what they see. Lifelong connections are formed and over the year mothers make their own parallel journey together, gaining support and creating a close circle of women that the girls feel around them during their journey. This is such a powerful experience to give our girls and I absolutely love being a part of it.

Before starting a family, I worked as an artist, gallery curator and artists’ professional development facilitator. I specialised in working with emerging artists, providing practical support and guidance but also helping them to begin to see and believe in themselves as professional artists. It was with this work that I first found my love of supporting people in transition and when, after a period of full-time mothering, I heard of the opportunity to train as a Rites for Girls facilitator I jumped at the chance. I offer Girls Journeying Together groups from my home in York, which I share with my husband and our daughter and a cat.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about Girls Journeying Together.