Welcome to everyone from FICA or from the FICA Women’s Conference!
I think it’s so cool that you got to be involved in something like that (I’m sorry I couldn’t make it), and thank you for coming by! If you just found the link to my blog through the conference website, or found me through a recommendation (thank you, Shayna!), please check out my “Best Of” page, browse through the archives, or if you wish to zero in on the “women in capoeira” parts, then this post (a round-up all of such articles on my blog) will be the perfect starting point for you. I hope you enjoy your stay, and come back soon!
For everyone else, last weekend, FICA held a women’s conference in Washington, DC, and by all accounts I’ve heard so far it was amazing. What I liked about this event (even though I unfortunately couldn’t make it) was that it wasn’t just a “women’s-only for the sake of it” event, but it was for men and women, but about women, and women in capoeira.
One of the most interesting and possibly valuable parts of this conference, I thought, was the discussion panels that it involved, since how often does that kind of thing happen in the midst of all our regular training and playing? The breadth of topics covered was engaging and enlightening (as far as I could tell, from afar!), and led to ideas for some real-world, material results. Check out a full write-up on the conference at their official website/blog, with pictures (including the one above), a slideshow, and what came out of all the discussions! (It goes over several posts, so make sure you keep scrolling down to read.)
p.s. As you may have noticed, I’ve started to make some headway on the comments! I have yet to respond to the ones under “What is the Role of a Capoeira Mestre?” because altogether they’d take a little more time than the others and I wanted to do them justice. In the meantime, you guys have been awesome, and add so much to this blog, so thank you and keep ’em coming!