Gifts of Fellowship


In November 2018, we began with the Legacy Fellowship from AROHO founder, Darlene Chandler Bassett. The following December, we rolled out three more Gifts of Fellowship from Esther Cohen, Breena Clarke, and Marsha Pincus. Now, together and building on our shared purpose, we resolve to continue gifts of real help and support for women into 2019.

In response to the needs you’ve shared with us in The Q, the richness of these gifts of real help come in pearls of support from phenomenal creative women. All of the Gifts of Fellowship have been shared in detail in our digital Waves and releases. We are excited to share our winning fellows for the December Gifts of Fellowship below.


Congratulations to the Anna Sorocor Fellow, Karen Hildebrandt!
In honor of Anna Sorocor, a Rumanian immigrant “who told her life in one long amazing story,” this fellowship gift is named and brought to you by Anna’s granddaughter and legendary author, poet, and executive director of Bread and Roses, New York’s own, Esther Cohen.

From concept to book I can help. My gift is for one recipient, to figure out what she needs to make her book. – Esther Cohen


Congratulations to the Edna Payne Fellows, Elizabeth Buckner, Erin Ferdinand, and Kerri Quinn!
In honor of Edna Payne Clarke, “a woman of sharp intelligence and indomitable spirit” who nurtured two writers, Cheryl Clarke and Breena Clarke, this fellowship gift is named and brought to you by Edna’s daughter; author of Oprah Book Club selection, River, Cross My Heart; and co-founder of The Hobart Festival of Women Writers, Breena Clarke.

Put your best foot forward when you read your own work. Work with me and I’ll share my insights on choosing your materials and the effective use of props. I will work with you via email and in a two-hour video conference to help you choose the best material to read and will share techniques and tips for presenting yourself and your work effectively. – Breena Clarke


Congratulations to the Two Ravens Fellow, Tori Grant-Welhouse!

Feeling drawn to the land of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Georgia O’Keefe, she came to Santa Fe to begin writing her one woman show, Chalkdust. As a Jewish woman and revered educator she had lived most of her life doing the work of tikkun olam – to engage in work to heal the world. For her, a casita of her own became time for tikkun hanfesh — to go inward and heal the soul. Not long after successfully completing and performing her play, she returned to Santa Fe to buy that casita, and she named it Two Ravens. Today, she provides a haven for women writers and artists who need a room of their own to heal, create, and be inspired.

This fellowship gift for a Winter 2019 Artist’s/Writer’s Residency in Santa Fe is named and brought to you by award-winning educator, writer, creative consultant, and proprietor of Two Ravens Studio, Marsha Pincus.

Two Ravens Studio is the perfect getaway for a “wintroversion” – a warm, quiet space with a private patio for you to write, to create, and to dream. It is my privilege to share the magic of this space with a woman craving a room of her own.– Marsha Pincus



More Gifts of Fellowship to come.

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In our Shared Purpose, we resolved “to populate our clearing with our truth, presence, and gifts.”

In The Q, you have shared your dreams, your needs, your distinct experiences, your letters and art, and your raw truth. In the spirit of AROHO’s legacy of women supporting each other, we move from gratitude to gifts, offering ongoing opportunities to donate and win Gifts of Fellowship. All Gifts of Fellowship are generously donated and offered by creative women within our community in direct response to what women have shared they need.


Celebrating Twenty Legacy Fellows

In honor of Virginia Woolf’s words that as creative women “we think back through our mothers,” this fellowship gift is from AROHO Founder Darlene Chandler Bassett. Receiving a place in Darlene’s “Artistic Ancestors & Creative Memory” master class; award-winning books; and Virginia Woolf haul to hearten creativity and community, we are thrilled to announce the twenty winning Legacy Fellows.

Elizabeth Solet
Traci Gamet
Stinne Folving
Tamra Carraher
Shizue Seigel
Monica Comas
Spider Road Press
Samantha Schinder
Cristina Adams
Jennifer Campbell
Jean DeVito
Deborah Tobola
Joselyn Estruch Branger
Michelle Lanzoni
Mary Hattori
Andrea Mozarowski
Linda Diamond
Amy Herschleb
Pretty Pops (donation for Christina Dudley)
Devora Swanson

Our deepest gratitude to all those who donated for The Legacy Fellowship Gift. Your donations will ripple outward into more gifts and opportunities to come.


All donations are tax-free and support A Room of Her Own Foundation and our Shared Purpose.

Thank you. Your presence is everything.

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