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Get your girl power charged up

Feb 21. 2019
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By The Nation

The fourth Festival Du Feminine will be held on March 15 and 16, this year in collaboration Swissotel Bangkok Rachada.

Bruno Rotschaedl, the hotel’s general manager, and festival organiser Sylvie Baradel explained that events take place simultaneously around the world to let women “experience awakening and empowerment in a safe and intimate environment”. 

“It’s a journey of selfdiscovery that facilitates women to feel, access and reconnect with the multiple facets of their selves, breaking away from the rigid expectations of peers, parents, colleagues, partners, and society at large,” Baradel said. 

“Women empower one another when they connect with their inner selves, with one another and with the world.”

Founded in Paris, the “sisterhood movement” has expanded to Canada, the US, Mexico, Colombia, India, Morocco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand and is taking root in Indonesia, Japan and the Middle East. 

The aim is to bring together a “large tribe” of women to meet, share, transmit, honour and celebrate precious moments of their lives. 

Twenty interactive workshops will feature midwives, energy healers, artists, psychologists, scientists, coaches, therapists, business executives and writers.

Some are more dynamic in nature, brought to life with chants. Others offer a softer and subtler femininity in motion. Still others are more reflective, where women delve into their psyche, emotions, weak points and discomforts. You’ll see Tibetan singing bowls, primitive expression and more. 

Six Thai facilitators will participate. 

Angeli Jagota is a yoga professional and author of the bestselling book on spiritual sexuality, “The Intimacy Protocol”. 

Rasee Govindani is a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and cancer survivor who will facilitate the Survivor Circle. This is described as a space for women healing from trauma to share their stories, listen or sit in silence. 

Sophirat Muangkum is a photographer of nudes who will facilitate the “If clothes wrap the body, the skin wraps the soul” workshop. Her session will change the way people look at each other. It will teach women not to judge people and to find the good things in others first. It will inspire women to be confident and have selfesteem. 

In panel discussions, inspirational Thai women will share their thoughts, hopes and challenging experiences in relation to women’s relationships with their bodies. Cindy Sirinya Bishop, actress, supermodel, television host and initiator of the viral “Don’t tell me how to dress” campaign is just one of the headline personalities who will present their very personal profiles of girl power.

Registration is now open. Advance tickets cost Bt5,400 for both days and Bt2,700 for one. Single tickets will cost Bt3,000Bt6,000 and buddy tickets Bt10,800Bt15,400. 

Email fdfbangkok@gmail.com. 

Learn more at www.FestivalDuFeminin.com/en/bangkok2019.

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