Being audacious means something different to each of us. We all have our own starting point – something you find easy might be another woman’s greatest fear.
AWF invites you to tell us about something audacious you’ve done. Do say if you did it at or because of the Festival, but we’re interested in all audacious acts, where-ever you committed them.
Or make a pledge to Do What You Always Wish You Dared. And hopefully come back a wee while later to tell us you’ve achieved it!
Send us your Audacious Acts and we’ll publish them here.
Here are some of the audacious stories that women have shared with us. Send us yours and we’ll add it to inspire other women.
A Memorable Experience
My Audacious Act was to run a (sold out) memoir-writing workshop at AWF 2019. The enthusiasm of the women encouraged me to write a ten-week course for adult education which has gone brilliantly and itself has prompted me to now consider offering memoir publishing services. Watch this space
I know it’s a cliche but that doesn’t make it any less fun!
Dancing on the runway
Together with other women on a charity trip we did a dance on the airport runway in Entebbe, Uganda, where we were leaving after spending some months there. (NB We’d done some dancing as part of other activities we were involved with.)
I started a Ballet class. After a 40 year break (no leotard!)
Moved to the other side of the world…. then quit my job to do a PhD. All working out so far…
Audacious thing I’ve done. :Home educated my son.
South of England to AWF
Driving from the South of England while “working” to catch up with amazing friends. And catching an awesome gig: 6 Gals Named Smith
Re-Mixing It Up
I shared my first demo track to a private songwriting group for feedback and a songwriting producer to Rita Ora and Little Mix liked it and offered to remix it free of charge in his sparetime despite being really busy and turning down most requests to produce new emerging artists’ tracks.
NM March ’18
(Just goes to show what can happen when you dare! – Audacious Women Collective)
My First Poetry Slam
I took part. I read my own words aloud to an audience. They were fresh on the page – written 2hrs earlier at most. I am particularly proud that I had the audacity to ask folk to listen to my words without careful polishing and rehearsal. It was fun.
I’ve overcome the barrier to start my own web! 🙂
Audaciuoslicious parachute jumping.
I took down a boy who was annoying me in P5 with an unpractised judo throw. I didn’t get in trouble for it as well.
I’m going to stick to kick boxing.
Go on the mountain biking session this weekend that I’ve booked but am now scared of.
not filtered, or flattered!
I dare myself to pose nude for life-drawing. And see myself – not filtered, or flattered!
My best friend died and I’m heartbroken.
Need to make some new friends.
I will. X
To stop saying sorry.
I realise it is apologising for my voice, opoinion, or presence and I am not sorry. I am here, and I have a voice and they are good and should be seen and heard.
I am going to write and perform a spoken word performance at Fringe 2020!
Be more visible
My audacious acts for this year will be to start writing a book, & be more visible through speaking at events and groups.
I am going to build my own online portfolio as a website, to stop using other templates that have cost me a lot and limited my website.
I’m going to a demo in Poland to support Women’s rights
I am going to perform “TABOU” at the Fringe 2018 – The whole run!!! WASPI LADY
I pledge to change my career and become a humanist celebrant
I pledge to publish “something”
I pledge to do future research on third sector organisations to take my career to a new place for a more fulfilling future!
I will perform @ WOW Perth Festival
I will become a single mother by choice
During the next year I want to research and write a biography of an Audacious woman for next year’s festival.
I will deliver an audacious event.
I will act
I will act, not dither or procrastinate about injustice. Even in a small way!
I will teach my granddaughter something crazy – more dancing granny!