"She Collective" Launches Lakewood's First Community Space Dedicated To Body Empowerment And Education For Women And Girls

She Collective is Lakewood's First Community Empowerment Space for Women and Girls

"She Collective" is now open at 16511 Hilliard Rd, part of Lakewood Abbey, a community hub at Faith Lutheran Church. Offering yoga, body education, and community support for women and girls, She Collective challenges the culture of silence surrounding women’s bodies and gives women and girls the space and opportunities to learn about themselves and their bodies in new ways.

Educational offerings include:

  • Empowerment classes for girls, including the free Period 101 class for teens and preteens
  • Innovative support for women, such as the monthly Rhythm of Life Women’s Group, Intentional Self-Care classes, pelvic strength yoga and education, and Eating for Hormonal Balance lunch-and-learns
  • Yoga 4 days a week, open to all genders, with childcare provided during 2 morning classes
  • Biannual {Life Infusion} Costa Rica Retreat + Experience, in February and September

She Collective was founded by Samantha Walters, MPH, IBCLC, a Cleveland native. “During my years working with women as a sexual health educator, doula and lactation consultant, I realized that women don’t trust their bodies,” explains Samantha. “Women and girls need a space where it’s not taboo to talk about their bodies, to ask questions, to share knowledge. I want She Collective to be that space.”
 
New classes, workshops, and events are added every month and collaborations with other Cleveland businesses are welcome. Class info and registration can be found at http://knowingshe.com/calendar.

She Collective LLC is a community space for women and girls in Cleveland. The vision of She Collective is a world in which every girl and woman develops an authentic understanding of the power of her own body. She Collective's philosophy centers on authenticity, self-determination, shared knowledge, intersectionality, and adventure.

Samantha Walters, MPH, IBCLC, is a proud Cleveland native and Lakewood resident. She works outside the home as a lactation consultant and the owner of She Collective, and inside the home as the mother of two sweet little ones. Samantha is dedicated to racial and gender equity and committed to fighting for social justice everyday.

Samantha Walters

Samantha Walters, MPH, IBCLC, is a proud Cleveland native and Lakewood resident. She works outside the home as a lactation consultant and the owner of She Collective, and inside the home as the mother of two sweet little ones. Samantha is dedicated to racial and gender equity and committed to fighting for social justice everyday.

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