by Ayla Mellani, The Happy Womb
I have developed a fascination with red tents since researching my book Moon Time: a guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle, which it turns out, is the first book to document the emerging phenomenon of red tents.
Many women have not heard of them – and so when I discovered Ayla Mellani‘s beautiful post, I knew it would be a great evocative introduction to them for women who do not have a red tent near them and might want to create their own at home.
It’s been two days of pure bliss. No distractions. No interruptions. Rain and wind outside. Warm woodstove fire inside. The flicker of candlelight, casting a delicate red hue throughout the room. Food brought to me on a tray. Art supplies surrounding my bed. Red foods, red drink. Red bliss.
Welcome to my Red Room.
There are red flannel sheets, red pillowcases and a cozy red comforter. Red candles, red curtains and a red altar cloth. Even, delicious ruby red beet kvass juice.
My Red Room. My own private Red Tent.