Momastery is a worldwide online gathering place for people who are tired of making life harder by pretending it isn’t hard. Our rules have been the same for almost ten years: Be brave enough to tell your story, be kind enough to let others tell theirs.
Momastery is now a daily Love Warrior boot camp for millions. It’s leapt from the cyber world into the real world and every single week I receive hundreds of handwritten letters from women. My garage is piled high with them. I’ll be reading these letters until I’m ninety. Holding these stories in my hands and heart is one of the great responsibilities and honors of my life—as is traveling to meet my fellow Love Warriors in person. They invite me to their cities for speaking events, and I speak on stage about pain and love and life and we laugh and cry. We become less afraid together. Then I stay to look each woman in the eye and thank her for her courage and kindness. Our hugging lines last hours and hours. No one ever has to rush.
And here is the next miracle of our community: When we looked inward and learned that we could face our own pain, we became brave enough to look outward to face the pain of the world. We opened our eyes to the suffering of our brothers and sisters in our neighborhoods and all across the globe, and we became activists. We started Together Rising, which is our worldwide army of Love Warriors. Through small gifts—the average donation is thirty dollars—Together Rising has sent over three million dollars to children, women, and families around the world.
Like a monastery, Momastery offers an alternate, kinder, truer, braver way to live in the world. Join us. Everybody’s In, Baby.