The Heroines Club
a mother-daughter empowerment circle
Release: April 2016
Paperback: ISBN 978-1910559-147 | $19.99 | £14.99 | 9.25″x 7.5″ | 234x190mm | 262PP
eBook: ISBN 978-1910559-154
Categories: History / Women / Intergenerational Relationships
The Heroines Club: A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle offers nourishing guidance and a creative approach for mothers and daughters, aged 7+, to learn and grow together through the study of women’s history. Each month focuses on a different heroine, featuring athletes, inventors, artists, and revolutionaries from around the world – including Frida Kahlo, Rosalind Franklin, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Maya Angelou and Malala Yousafzai as strong role models for young girls to learn about, look up to, and be inspired by.
Offering thought-provoking discussion, powerful rituals, and engaging creative activities, The Heroines Club fortifies our daughters’ self-esteem, invigorates mothers’ spirits, and nourishes the mother-daughter relationship. In a culture that can make mothering daughters seem intimidating and isolating, it offers an antidote: a revolutionary model for empowering your daughter and strengthening your mother-daughter relationship.
Melia Keeton-Digby M.Ed, is the founder of The Mother-Daughter Nest, a sacred women’s gathering space in Georgia, USA. She is passionately invested in supporting mothers to raise confident, connected daughters. A mother of three, she works as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Transformational Life Coach and Sacred Circle Facilitator. Her work has been featured in a variety of online and print publications.
The world is overwhelmed with resources on connecting to our babies and younger children. Information on “how to manage” older children abounds. The Heroines Club is unique. It offers a simple and powerful way to stay in positive, deep, lifelong connection to our daughters. The simple and transparent methods in this book embody principles of compassionate communication that build trust and empathy in our most intimate relationships, rather than “managing people.” While recognizing, honoring and supporting the role of women in creating healthy societies, The Heroines Club also helps us create communication and relationship that respect the dignity of others at any age. I believe all mothers want mutually nurturing relationships with our daughters. This book shows us how to be intentional about sustaining the strong yet sometimes fragile connections among women, rather than leaving things to chance. The Heroines Club resonated with me on a deep intellectual, emotional and spiritual level.
Janet Jendron, President of Attachment Parenting International
Melia Keeton-Digby has created a wise ritual, rooted in ancient practices and invoking the issues of our times. The Heroines Club brings relational sensitivity and a fierce fighting spirit to the support of mother–daughter bonding, the creation of community, the calling forth of the Motherline and the honoring of a pantheon of heroines who inspire women’s empowerment as well as their psychological, and spiritual development. A blessing for women and girls, I hope The Heroines Club will travel the world.
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky Ph.D, Jungian analyst, author of The Motherline
In a world that devalues the female from birth, The Heroines Club is a beautiful gift for mothers and daughters to reestablish their worth, power and creativity. I enjoyed reading it myself and look forward to working through the monthly activities with my daughter. A highly recommended read for mothers of girl-children filled with ideas you can easily incorporate into your lives. If you have wanted to begin an empowering mother-daughter circle but were at a loss as to how, The Heroines Club walks you through it seamlessly.
Trista Hendren, author of The Girl God series
The Heroines Club represents a joyful and powerful way for mothers and daughters to connect as they draw on the history, knowledge, and wisdom of those who came before us. I would highly recommend it to any mother who is looking for a new and different way to learn and grow with her daughter, either as a dyad or part of a larger group.
Carla Naumburg, PhD, clinical social worker and author of Parenting in the Present Moment
The Heroines Club is an indispensable guide for fostering an intimate mother-daughter bond. In my women’s health practice, I encounter women struggling with health issues rooted in low self-esteem, inability to advocate for themselves and lack of connection with their bodies. The Heroines Club is real preventative medicine, helping mothers and their daughters to steer clear of these all too common pitfalls through nurturing their inherent intuition.
Keeton-Digby has given her readers the gift of an inspired program that builds on her own deep personal experiences, creating a guide that will foster the mother-daughter dyad to its full healing potential. In this clear and articulate read, she distills her life lessons into an integrated approach that is deceptively simple yet exceedingly rich.
I was moved to share this book with the important women in my life: mother, daughters, sisters and friends. I’m sure you will want to do the same.
Rebecca Lasky Cohen, M.D.
The Heroines Club is truly a must-have book for mothers who wish to foster a deeper connection with their daughters. As mothers, we are our daughters’ first teachers, role models, and wise counsel. We have been blessed with a responsibility to nourish spirit and nurture healthy self-esteem, yet many of us were never taught how. This wonderful and easy-to-use guide will inspire and empower mothers to change Herstory through conscious storytelling, ritual, reverence, and the ancient ceremonial practice of the women’s circle.
Reading The Heroines Club, I found myself not only nodding, but pausing to clutch it to my heart. This is a book that should be in every woman’s hands, and passed down from generation to generation.
Wendy Cook, founder of Mighty Girl Art
My favorite part of The Heroines Club is the discussion of several amazing women scientists, all of whom have made our world a much better place. Our budding female scientists desperately need more role models! I look forward to discussing these role models with my daughter (and our soon-to-be-launched Heroines Club!) Thank you, Melia, for creating a book that’ll enhance my relationship with my daughter, as well as inspire her in the sciences.
Tracy Camp, PhD, Professor of Computer Science
Raising children in our fast-paced, anxiety-fueled culture can lead to paralyzing confusion in parents. Bravo to Melia Keeton-Digby for creating The Heroines Club, an inspired program for mothers and daughters that fosters connection and gives our precious girls license to shine!
Nancy Rose, parenting and life strategist and author of Raise the Child You’ve Got—Not the One You Want
Self-love, self-care, self-acceptance and self-worth! In The Heroines Club, Melia Keeton-Digby guides mothers to remember the art of passing these and other essential gifts to their daughters. These gifts are our birthright and by nature are as powerfully transformative to give as to receive. The process itself is joyful, healing and potent: mothers and daughters are nourished and as well as families and communities. Best of all, this book goes way beyond inspiration by offering a practical, step-by-step guide to preparing and facilitating your Mother-Daughter Empowerment Circle. My daughter loved the Heroines Club too. What a difference our mother-daughter circle made in our lives.
Wherever you are in the world, however your life’s journey is unfolding, if mothering a daughter is one of your roles, this book is for you.
Katharine Krueger, director of Journey of Young Women: A Coming of Age Community