Gemma is a documentary maker, storyteller and creative coach. She founded Sister Stories in 2017 because she believes in the healing power of stories and the simple potency of truly being listened to.
Gemma runs regular circles in North London and leads the facilitator training programme. For upcoming events, click here. If you’d like Gemma to bring Sister Stories to your area, please contact her here.
“Sister Stories is at its heart a community offering connection and compassion. People often worry about coming because it can feel so different to normal life - what will happen there, and is this some sort of cult?! Then they come and realise we just enjoy being truly human together, with no pressure to speak or tell any sort of story. Our presence is enough.”
Sophie is a teacher and writer, maker and mother, lover of trees and poetry. Best-known as the co-founder of The School of Life and founder of Department Store for the Mind, she is also faculty lead at Year Here, and author of a number of photography books.
Sophie currently leads our East London circle and co-facilitates the Circle Leader training with Gemma. For upcoming events, click here.
“The circle is different every time, sometimes full of humour, sometimes very tender, always richly truthful. I prepare the space and welcome the women, but after that it's very light touch. Whatever needs to emerge always does when I trust the wisdom of the circle. ”
Katie is the Design Lead for Sister Stories, midwifing our brand and website into being.
She originally hails from Durham in the North East, but now runs circles in Kennington, South London. She values spontaneity, kindness and variety - and tries to live life in a way that makes room for all three.
In 2014, Katie co-founded Settle, an award-winning youth homelessness charity. She now works part-time, trying to find the right balance between freelance & personal projects.
“Developing the aesthetic for Sister Stories has been about capturing the wonder and recognition that women experience when they join a circle. Sister Stories is modern but timeless, simple yet mystic, dark and uplifting.”
At the heart of our growing community are our circle leaders, courageous and compassionate women who have stepped up to host Sister Stories circles. For more information about upcoming circles, click here.