20
20
3

Erased Women History House

€871 of €70,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created November 3, 2018
https://youtu.be/3dR49u-RHEY 
Short Introduction to Na (Moso) culture.



About Womb Home: Only In English 

https://youtu.be/3dR49u-RHEY

Su Womb Home: English e Italiano: 

Between Sichuan and Yunnan, around Lugu Lake under the Hymalaian, lay the mythical Land of Daughters where Na people (known as Moso by Han Chinese) still follow the laws of the Dabus, the grandmothers that through their mother centred families lead their society and carry on ancient traditions which risk soon to fade away to mass tourism and globalisation. The Na is one of the few indigenous societies of peace in the world still not completely consumed by capitalism and most probably  rooted in the much debated matriarchy. 

34187216_1541180091127246_r.jpeg





Near the lake in a rural village on Sichuan side in a traditional Na house, we want to create a space for women from all walks of life, to find a refuge from patriarchy, to re-discover ourselves in sisterhood, motherhood, daughterhood, “womanhood”, and friendship. 

The guest house will also serve as a study center to continue the research on matriarchal societies and erased women history and genius, so to reactivate the lost wisdom in the exchange between women that patriarchy  have persecuted and obstacled for so many centuries.

We aim to investigate the archaic shamanistic role of women in matriarchal societies with relation to the current role of such re-discovery in world change and shifting of patriarchal paradigms of gender and power.


34187216_1541325805744103_r.jpeg

IN TOTAL WE AIM TO RAISE 70.000 euros



50000 Euros to transform a traditional Na House of Sadama, into a Cross Cultural Matriarchal Studies Centre and Erased Women History Guest House & Library to reunite all the erased women's contribution to our human heritage and history.

BREAKDOWN OF EXPENSES:
 -40.000 Euros to do all the necessary improvements to the house to create a comfortable place with all the amenities for our guests (heating, toilettes, shower, library) (And for the pigs. In fact We hope to be to communicate with the local family hosting the project about the possibility of building a fence to keep the pigs in the fields during the day so they may live in better conditions. Please note that this family is poor and like all Na families is not vegetarian, they grow their own vegetables in shared fields with other Na familes, fish, and kill one pig a year in mid November. Sometimes the father may be seen grabbing some bird with his hands killing it, taking the feathers off and cooking it. This is how they survive.
However, it is quite possible for short stays to eat vegan or vegetarian at the house as it is now, and by the time we get to open the actual guest House we will think about how to meet vegan and vegetarian needs of guests. Do be aware however that you will always see parts of pigs hanging around Na houses. The Chinese character for home (家 pronounced jia, is a pig under a roof, just to realise how much all over China the population counted on pigs for survival. This cannot be changed).
The remainf 10000 euros are for the books and dvds on erased women history, 1 video player + 1 projector +1 music player

34187216_1541180077535933_r.jpeg
20.000 euros is necessary in order to fund part of the research for the anthropology PhD on denied female shamanism in Naxi and Na cultures linked to this project and necessary in legal and management terms to make it happen carried out by Ilaria Bohm.

Ilaria, researcher and co-founder of this project has dedicated her life to the study of female shamanism and matriarchal societies since 1996, lived 20 years of her life in contact with aboriginal people across the world, particularly in the Pacific South East, China and South America. (costs of the research include books, material, translation, language classes (Dongba , Chinese and Na) and fieldwork for the upcoming 3 years across Yunnan, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, as the government scholarship only covers for RMB 3500 per month ((440 euros)). The rest she is funding herself but she does not have sufficient funds to cover all costs and materials, particularly flights, books, transport and guides in the unknown at times unsafe territories she needs to explore (e.g. Xinjiang). Her research work is more than a full time and it involves a lot of travelling so further work to self fund the research is practicably impossible

34187216_1541326097827520_r.jpeg

For more information about the people involved, the Na culture and the Guest House, please visit our website   www.wombhome.wordpress.com 

We acknowledge and thank everyone who has already donated on the previous platform where we reached the amount of 280 euros plus 50 donated offline, however we have chosen to change platform for practical and financial reasons.
+ Read More
The Womb Home project made it's first step in the physical world - the renovations has started and one upstairs bedroom is already much warmer.
You can read more about it here : https://wombhome.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/wombhome-restoration-started/

We are grateful for your contributions and look with hope into the future!
+ Read More
my interview with Joni Advent Maher
http://apple.co/1TCf93Z

Two years ago a woman from the US, Joni Advent Maher, contacted me because she was touched by what I was trying to create through my documentary (« Motherland », to be released hopefully in 2021) and proposed I look for crowdfunding whilst offering me an episode in her podcast to support my project. I did not see her message until October when I was just publishing the website of a project to protect one of the last shreds of matriarchy in the Na (Moso) Aboriginal culture with the very purpose of crowdfunding as well as getting other wom(b)en involved as deeply as some of us already are. You can listen to the interview that Joni kindly gifted me with here:

http://apple.co/1TCf93Z

For more info about Na people (commonly known as Moso) you can watch this video:
https://youtu.be/1A6ThxxSKdU

to donate click here: https://www.gofundme.com/wombhome

and our website is here: www.wombhome.wordpress.com
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

€871 of €70,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
Created November 3, 2018
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
SS
€100
Shaileen Swan
27 days ago
€20
Anonymous
1 month ago
JM
€30
Judy Mazonowicz
2 months ago
€50
Joni Advent Maher
4 months ago
€20
Anonymous
4 months ago
RA
€50
Rosslyn Adams
4 months ago
€20
Jack Herbert
4 months ago
€20
Anonymous
4 months ago
€50
Anonymous
4 months ago
€15
Harriet Sams
4 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a €5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.