I'm Sharyn Holmes and I'm a biracial woman living in Brisbane, Australia. I am an anti-oppression consultant, holistic coach, speaker, artist, writer and activist.
Womxn of colour are underrepresented across many industries and that needs to change. We are the leaders the world needs. Leaders that future generations can look towards and see that our representation changes the world and changes lives.
Formidable Voices is a space for Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour and accomplices. Our vision is to support, elevate, guide, teach, uplift and provide speaking and teaching opportunities, virtual and in-person events for womxn of colour around the world.
Formidable Voices is an events, membership and community platform to uplift Womxn of Colour coaches, creatives and entrepreneurs to speak their truth, take up space, value their superpowers and leave a meaningful legacy that sustains them.
There are two membership pathways.
For Black, Indigenous and Womxn of Colour the benefits are:
Join by 31 August 2019 and be included in the Formidable Zine where you will have the opportunity for a one-page feature on you and your business.
Accomplices are Non-BIWOC individuals who are active allies who prioritise dismantling white supremacy as a regular practice in their lives and businesses.
Accomplices: Join by 31 August 2019 and be included in the Formidable Zine where you will have the opportunity to be listed in the Directory.
For all members:
You are a Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Colour (BIWOC) seeking connection, supportive community and collaboration in conscious business.
You are a Black, Indigenous, Womxn of Colour seeking opportunities to speak and teach and desire to be part of a community that has that intention at its core.
You are a non-BIWOC, an active accomplice who has engaged with and undertaken personal growth in dismantling white supremacy, anti-racism and anti-oppression and are making it a daily practice in your life and business.
You value integrity, humanity, ethical business, honest communication, truth telling and are willing to go deeper in your learning to improve the lives of others, your life and your business.
You run a business that connects, coaches, teaches, services, consults with people.
You acknowledge that lack of representation has gone on long enough and you want to actively support, uplift and elevate BIWOC in coaching, consulting, spiritual, wellness, creative and entrepreneurial industries.
Annual memberships also include a complimentary ticket to Formidable Voices evening event. The first event is on Wednesday 13 November at 6.30pm in Melbourne, Australia.
Memberships received by 31 August 2019 have the opportunity to be included in the first Formidable Zine showcasing BIWOC talent and a directory of accomplices. The Zine will be available to everyone who joins the Formidable Voices mailing list and to my Patreon community.