Motherless Daughters Pop-Up Workshops: “A Day For Daughters” are one-day gatherings that introduce women to the philosophy and sisterhood of the motherless daughters community. We combine large-group learning sessions, small-group discussions, individual exercises, and story sharing to both explore the long-lasting effects of mother loss and learn from others who understand.
Led by Hope Edelman, MA, author of Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, each workshop is custom designed according to the attendees' histories. Separate Early Loss and Adult Loss workshops address the specific needs of these different groups. The pop-ups are an excellent introduction to the more in-depth, three-day retreats! SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE POSSIBLE DATES AND OPTIONS IN THE POP-UP WORKSHOPS.
Please note: The age of loss requirement is slightly different for each of the workshops, so please check the requirement for the particular event. Participants must be 18 or older at the time of workshop. Because our focus is on long-term bereavement rather than on grief support, we recommend that at least six months have passed since your loss.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ALL POP UPS: Up to 60 days prior to start date: refundable minus a 25% fee; Up to 31 days prior the start date: refundable minus a 50% cancellation fee; Within 30 days of the start date: non-refundable. Organizers reserve the right to cancel the retreat up to 30 days before start date if minimum enrollment has not been achieved. You would then receive a 100% refund of the registration fee. We suggest you purchase travel insurance when you book airline tickets to avoid flight cancellation fees.
25th Anniversary HIGH TEA Pop Up in Boston
Come celebrate the 25th publishing anniversary of Motherless Daughters
at Seaport Boston World Trade Center and Hotel in Boston, MA
May 11, 2019 (1 pm - 5:30 pm with high tea included)
Every Saturday before Mother's Day, women gather at luncheons around the world to honor mothers no longer living. The tradition that started in New York City in 1996 has been going strong ever since, with new cities joining the list every year.
In Boston, the empowerHER organization for motherless girls has been offering activities and mentorship for girls ages 5 - 24 who've lost their mothers. Every May, empowerHER hosts a Mother's Day retreat so the girls have place to belong on that weekend.
This year, Motherless Daughters and empowerHER are coming together for a unique, first-time event. While the girls attend their retreat on Saturday, May 11, Hope will hold an afternoon workshop and commemorative High Tea for adult motherless daughters (ages 18 and above). Whether you were a child, teen, or adult when your mother died, you're welcome to attend!
From 1 - 5:30 p.m., we'll share activities, stories, and sisterhood as we reconnect with our moms and celebrate their legacies. The older empowerHER girls and empowerHER founder Cara Belvin will join our Circle of Remembrance, and we'll meet other members of their organization, too.
The readers of Motherless Daughters have made this book a treasured resource and gift for women for 25 years. We are so much stronger together. Please join us in Boston as we keep the message going. We hope to see you there!
(Feel free to bring a photo of your mom for our Table of Remembrance)
COST: $99 (high tea included)
AGE REQUIREMENT: must be over 18 at time of event; loss could have occurred at any age
Pop Up Days for Daughters: Early Mother Loss
The Minnesota Humanities Event Center in St. Paul, MN
June 22, 2019 (10 am - 4 pm with lunch included)
Led by Hope Edelman. This workshop day is for women who have experienced Early Mother Loss (women under age 21 when the loss occurred).