Woman With a Book Project for Integral Human Development is a humanitarian project designed by teacher Clarissa Xavier Machado specially for women. The project endeavors to help families to reach a better IDH as well as be independent and self-sufficient. Our motto is “let´s stand up with books in our hands in order to study, research and implement possible and effective actions for an intelligent, responsible and self-reliant life”. Steb by step. Still in construction but but sooner it will be great.
Books are our inspiration that´s why we will present women writers who works on themes related to biodiversity and environment, the so-called eco-writers. We also will promote research, debates and actions on:
Teaching for Integral Human Development (Biodiversity, Self-sufficiency and intelligent consumption);
Resource management, waste management, family self-reliant and prosperity (organic food, renewable energy and ecovillage);
Bioliterature, Ecopoetry, Ecolinguistics and Ecosophy;
Entrepreneurship with literature and biodiversity;
Environmental context in literature;
Seminars, reports and articles from European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE), Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Nordic Network of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES) and European Environmental Humanities Alliance;
Parallels with literary schools (movements) like Classicism, Symbolism and Romanticism;
Construction of feminine identity from nature;
Ecofeminism, rural women and eco-critical terminologies;
International congress of Literature and Environment;
Recycling, Education and Biodiversity;
Ecocritics and Shakespearean studies.
Special writers for the project: Lisa Kivirist (Rural Renaissance), Cheryll Glotfelty (Ecocriticism Reader), Rachel Carson (Silent Spring), Carolyn Ross Johnston (Cherokee Women Voices), Andrea Barnet (Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters changed our world), Eila Kundrie Carrico (The Other Side of The River: stories of women), Elizabeth Kolbert (Planet Earth in Peril), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (Women Who Run With the Wolves), Kate Southwood, author living in Norway (Falling to Earth); and children´s favorite Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit).
Development of the IHD, education, entrepreneurship and rural renaissance to empower families and restore values and principles.
Action plan – the butterfly workshop
- Moral and Civic Education: ethics in the family
- Psychology and motivational: the power of the family
- Ecological Philosophy
- Ethics in the family
- Economics, Finance and administration knowledge for families
- Spiritualism and ecology
- Gastronomy, food, organic food and home made
- Vocational courses
Practical plan – the via rosa
Transformation of places: ecological units, sustainable planning use and bioconstruction, green infrastructure, community grade and orchard, bike paths, rainwater collection and use, solar energy, waste disposal, removal and collection solutions.
In Our Hand Mission
Education program for Self-sufficient, Entrepreneurship, Biodiversity in the daily life, and Family Business and Agriculture.
Writers – 2019 Edition
Betty Jean Craige
Carolyn Ross Johnston
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Eanna Ni Lamhna
Eila Kundrie Carrico
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Flannery O´ Connor
Getzel M. Cohen
Judith A. Layzer
Juliette De Bairacli Levy
Lu Ann Jones
Margaret Leslie Davis
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Shannon Elizabeth Bell
Susan R. Schrepfer
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Don’t wait for future.
Be the future!
Clarissa Xavier Machado
Founder of the Woman with a Book Project for Integral Human Development
Coordinator of In Our Hands Mission
Creator of Panapaná Women Network for Ecovillages
The future is in our hands!