Women's Shed Movement WA acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the sovereign custodians of the Country on which we operate.
We recognise their strong and continuing custodianship of Country over millenia as allowing us to be here today.
We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future and extend this respect to Country and First Nations everywhere.
We ask First Nations women and girls who are interested in taking part in the future of Women's Sheds in WA to contact us.
WHAT IS THE WOMENS SHED?
A space for agency and grit. The shed encourages active participation. A collective project of self-determined ownership no matter your skills or experience.
We will congregate, learn, create and support each other to build hands-on skills including learning how to safely operate power tools, manual tools and machinery. We will work together on personal and community projects such as woodwork, restoration and repair, metal work and artistic projects. Workshops will be held with experienced instructors.
Like a home, the shed will foster care, respect and collegiality.
The shed will be a place of conversation, drinking tea, reading, playing and sharing stories and ideas. We encourage generosity and presence when enjoying the safe company and collegiality of other womxn.
WA’s first Women’s Shed will be an intersectional space.
Working towards a feminism that supports First Nations women, women of colour, trans, non-binary and queer folx and all marginalized and diverse demographics.
WA’s first women's shed will symbolise an ongoing project in and of itself.
The shed will be the first of many, and for that it will be a place of process; open to evolution through acknowledging failures and cultivating change.
We believe the right space can enable women to build skills and agency to create and connect.
A new wave of power tool empowerment is here —
and we need your help to realise it!