Lockdown Diaries


This year has shown us all that we are stronger than we think we are. In these moments we realise that we have more to offer, more life to live, more laughter to release, families to reconnect with and most importantly love to give both to ourselves and others. We want to hear how you've overcome or even how you still haven't quite figured it out - we want to know the good, the bad and the ugly. We want you to write 50-250 words: a poem, a story, a piece of prose, a diary entry or even just a rant about your lockdown experience. Email your piece to

Creative Writing

If like us, you have been feeling a mixed bag of emotions during this pandemic, this short creative writing workshop is a great way to process the good, the bad and the ugly of life in and after lockdown. Don't forget to check out the free, downloadable worksheet:

Women Walking on Water 

Water has so many benefits, not just for the skin and the body but for the soul. It nourishes us in so many ways. When I feel overwhelmed, I light some candles run a nice hot bath and soak away my sorrows. Well, we have launched a project all about water and wellbeing, aimed to get women walking and talking around Birmingham’s beautiful canals and to write creatively about water and its healing properties. Due to the new lockdown restrictions, we are unable to gather to do our weekly walks along the canal but that doesn’t mean we won’t walk. So, join our Facebook community page where we will be sending in pictures of our individual walks.

Coffee. Cake. Chat.

Open to all women. A safe space for women to talk, share and just be themselves. We will be hosting it online. Once lockdown eases, we will be hosting the coffee morning at Newhall Street. Email to get the Zoom link and if you are not familiar with Zoom someone will give you a call.

Let’s Talk

As women we tend to be strong rarely showing our weakness but it’s time to let your guard down. I for one am tired of saying "I'm fine" when really all I want to do is scream. If things have been getting on top on you then it’s probably a sign that you need to talk. So, we are here to listen. We are only an email away. We have a team of professional counsellors, mentors and therapists for you to talk and share. Email us at with your number and we will get in touch. Don't suffer in silence, you weren't made to be alone.

Bun & Say Cheese 

Shakti is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in the community and at the moment that is the elderly who are lonely, isolated and sometimes living in fear of the world around them. This project is dedicated to supporting our elders (men and women) who may be worried about the future and afraid for their safety and that of their loved ones. So we've found a way to bridge the gap. We are offering activity packs, food parcels which we can deliver safely to your door as well as one-to-one telephone counselling. Once the lockdown eases we will have a weekly cook-out at a local church which will include dancehall, show and tell and much more . If you live in North West Birmingham and you know someone who can benefit from our service please get in contact with us. Just send an and will get back to you. 

Shakti Body Love

Self care is queen. We want you to keep active so why not do one of our workouts and maybe even a cool relaxing yoga session.  This series was created in lockdown to provide women with some joy. It’s a call to love our bodies through movement (dance and yoga) but with a little shakti twist.  Join the amazing Monica Douglas-Clark leading us in play.

Ladies let’s have some fun and a few laughs as we celebrate our glorious bodies. Just click on the topic you fancy and the link will take you to our YouTube Channel.:

Enjoy xox


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