Jane Smallman first attended the Women of Wisdom conference in the mid-1990's, started volunteering in 2000, led the monthly Women's Spirit Circle for several years ending in 2006, served on the Conference Planning Committee, offered workshops at the conference, and shared her gifts as an intuitive psychic at Sacred Pampering Days, Fall Festivals, and during the annual conference
in February. She remembers well all of the great connections she made with the women she met through these interactions.
1935 – 2016
Lydia Ruyle was a courageous visionary artist, scholar, and author who pursued Goddess research for several decades. As an artist, she created sacred images of the Divine Feminine from the many cultures of the world. Since 1995, Lydia’s “Goddess Banners” have been displayed around the globe at hundreds of conferences, festivals, museums, and sacred sites.
Lydia’s banners have been gracing our WOW Conference walls since 2005. She presented her art workshop at WOW in 2005 and 2014.
Her Goddess banners and her love of the Goddess will continue to bless and educate women around the world! We will miss her presence at Women of Wisdom. She continues to be a bright light for women.
Passed on October 9th, 2014
Fathia Atallah was a composer, guitarist and Jazz Vocalist from Toulouse, France. She performed in Europe for more than 10 years with her own groups: Fathal Jazz and Les Couleurs de la Voix.
Fathia Atallah moved to United States in 1998. She set foot in Seattle, WA. She founded and directed Le Centre Francais Artistique et Culturel de Seattle from 1998 to 2003, the producer of French Cabaret on Broadway, a musical revue. She sang in French and English for many Seattle audiences.
During this time, she met her beloved late husband, Gerald X Diamond. They volunteered and gave back to the Seattle community. For many years, they sang and entertained in several seniors citizens center such as Swedish Senior Center.
June 15, 1960 ~ August 13, 2014
Susan Chiat transitioned into the spirit world gracefully and peacefully on August 13th after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer.
Susan was a beautiful and bright soul who was a past president of Women of Wisdom, where she was instrumental in the development of the organization in its first years as a non profit organization. She was part of the conference planning circle for many years and contributed her gifts from her experience as a program director of speaking events at Interface in Boston. She produced the West Coast premiere of the ritual musical, Goddess Chant by Shawna Carol, at Women of Wisdom in 2000.
Additionally she was a mental health counselor at the Franciscan Health
System in Tacoma, a musician, songwriter, and so much more. She was a graduate of Boston University and received her M.A. from Lesley College.
Susan is survived by her husband Ron, her sister Laurel, and parents Hal and Phyllis. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
From the Heart CD Release Offer
Susan Chiat's CD, From the Heart is available for purchase on our website. Go to Books, DVDs & CDs
The album includes the songs and music of Susan and some of her closest friends plus contributions from many very talented musicians and artists. It will feature Susan’s song “Divine Mother” which will be sung at the conference plus many other beautiful songs written by Susan and her friends. It will also feature some of Women of Wisdom’s favorite artists and musicians from the past such as Shawna Carol, Annie Silverman, Betsy Tinney, Marybeth Saunders, Amy Madden, Pam Gerke and others. The album will be a magical tribute to Susan’s life and music and a lovely addition to your collection of spiritually uplifting and devotional music.
Passed July 14, 2014
We are so saddened to inform you of the loss of Jojie Natividad. She passed away with family and friends surrounding her after suffering from an unexpected stroke a few days earlier.
Jojie has been a light at the Tummy Temple since 2003 and a main contributor to the heart and soul of our healing space. She will be deeply missed by our team and the clients she served for so many years. We honor her and thank her for blessing our lives with her songs, laughs, and healing artistry. Her gifts will live on eternally in all those she touched with her grand spirit.
Write-up from Tummy Temple