International Women's Day - Stories from L'Arche

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Source: L'Arche

Today is International Women's Day. In their latest news update, L'Arche are celebrating and giving thanks to all the women in L'Arche communities around the world who bring light and life and love into the world - with a series of stories and insights from some of these wonderful women.


At the age of 66, Marilyn moved out of her home and became a live-in assistant in Rainbow House, L'Arche Kent.

Here she discovered a group of people, with and without learning disabilities, who have been true companions on this stage of her journey. Read her story here


'I feel like I'm strong and I can do anything. If I have a hard life, I can get through because I have struggled already [in life].'

Bipana is a live-in assistant in the L'Arche Highland Community. Since joining, she has discovered her own strength and patience through living with people with learning disabilities. Read her story here


'When I'm at L'Arche I like my body and, because of that, I'm learning to love it when I'm not' - Nem Tomlinson, from the Manchester Community, writes about learning to love her body through life with her friends in L'Arche. Read it in full here.


Rosie joined the L'Arche Ipswich Community as a core member a year ago. The welcome she has received from the Community, as well as her love for piano, singing and the arts, has changed her life. Read her story here

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