Want to join in?
Here's how you can get involved!
This is a grassroots project and will need lots of help and contributions to thrive. Here are some ideas for how you could help transform the vision for In Her Hands into reality, but if there are other ways you'd like to contribute please get in touch too. We want this to be a community-created project!
If you are experienced in any form of construction or craft labour we'd love to hear from you about facilitating a workshop. In Her Hands aims to cover the many categories of building and share as many skills as possible!
We are also looking for on-going support from anyone who could help facilitate our weekly open access day and be a general guide for advice and help as we learn and craft together. As well as sharing your skills and empowering others, you'll have access to the workshop space/tools and be part of a supportive, fun community of builders and makers!
Pallet breaking, sanding and preparing wood, denailing and angle grinding, tool maintenance and aid to workshop development. No prior building or tool experience necessary. If you'd like to volunteer your time to help you'll get a hands-on teaching in these processes and learn fundamental building skills along the way!
To drive people from an organised pick up spot (likely Shoreham station or somewhere in Brighton), and back to the pick up spot on Saturday open access days. In return you will get a bench space for the day. You will need your own vehicle, but petrol costs will be covered.
We also need volunteer drivers who are willing to help us pick up waste wood and bring it to the workshop for processing and re-use.
Help us network and communicate with the local community in lots of different ways. Identify potential local business and community partners for fundraising, outreach etc. Search for donations of wood, materials and tools (e.g. by getting in touch with industrial estates, building sites and tool brands and telling them how amazing In Her Hands is).
Social Media And Web Assistance
We want In Her Hands to have the strongest reach possible. Therefore a fair amount of creative and authentic effort needs to go into speaking to an audience and sharing information. If you would like to be involved in any marketing, content creation, web building or email campaigning please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Contribute Your Story
If you are a woman or non-binary builder/crafter/creative self taught individual who has any insights, photographs, thoughts or stories tell about your work or projects then we'd love to hear from you!
The hope is that by furthering inspirational, gender-diverse representation in construction and tool-prominent work, that those unsure of their personal capabilities or future potential will feel empowered. Sharing each other’s stories and uplifting our work hopefully also creates a supportive online environment too! Very importantly, it’s to try and establish a narrative where the focus is no longer that it is a woman building, simply a person in building who happens to be a woman! Only when this becomes consistently visually represented will it make its way into becoming a social norm.
If you'd like to be involved or contribute in this way, no matter how small the content, please drop an email to Georjie at email@example.com for more information!