It’s true that most people have a time in their lives they can identify and say, “That was the moment I stepped into my power.”
For some, it was becoming a mother or ending a relationship that no longer served them, but for me it was learning how to build. When I discovered my power, I finally felt at home. In 2012, I spent four months in Flat Rock, NC, at a Women’s Natural Building Apprenticeship learning to build and live in community with an incredible group of people. We ate together, worked together, and adventured together, and at the end of that time I was one strong lady! I walked into it feeling completely disempowered (as many women often experience), and I left realizing I could do anything with the support of my friends and community. As I moved on to my next steps, I realized my calling was to build intentional, responsible, and empowering structures within communities; thus, ‘Build Like a Bird’ was born.