FAQ

In order to honor and provide space for the vital work ahead, and with the exception of the AROHO Waves anthology, all programs and awards are suspended until further notice.

Please keep writing, creating and connecting.

We are grateful for your inspiration, and ask for your understanding, patience, and optimism as we embrace this evolutionary phase.

What happened to AROHO?

I believe the short answer to that question is that NOTHING happened to A Room of Her Own Foundation, the organization that we know. However, to be frank, there has been a shake-up.

—Breena Clarke (view the full video response)

How was AROHO affected by this shake-up?

We didn’t finish the work we started at Retreat 2015. We were sidetracked.

—Bhanu Kapil (view the full video response)

What's up with AROHO's board?

For the last several years, AROHO’s board has consisted of Darlene Chandler Bassett, Mary Johnson, and Kate Gale. Kate resigned in September. Now, Darlene has reached out to a wider group of women and said, “Hey! Let’s create an AROHO for today’s world!”

—Esther Cohen (view the full video response)

What about Mary Johnson?

Mary has poured her heart, soul, and endless hours into making AROHO and its retreats viable and thriving for the past fifteen years. Now that a larger board is in place, Mary has made the difficult decision to step down from direct AROHO duties and focus on her own creative process.

—Dr. Kumkum Pareek Malik (view the full video response)

What will the new board do?

Transitions are exciting, but they are also very difficult. We as board members believe the vision, values, and hard work of the past must be honored and built upon as we set about to re-imagine the future of AROHO.

—Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus (view the full video response)

Most important, what's next?

In order to honor and provide space for this vital work ahead, and with the exception of the AROHO Waves anthology, all programs and awards are suspended until further notice. We are grateful for your inspiration, and ask for your understanding, patience, and optimism as we embrace this evolutionary phase. Thank you for listening. Please keep writing, creating and connecting.

—Michelle Wing (view the full video response)