Eliza Reynolds is a 23-year-old workshop leader, speaker, blogger, and “professional big sister” who leads Mothering & Daughtering workshops with her mom, Sil Reynolds. Together they are coauthors of the book, Mothering & Daughtering: Keeping the Bond Strong Through the Teen Years, which is inspired by their popular workshops.
A student at Brown University, where she studies gender, psychology, political science, religion, and dance, Eliza Reynolds is also the cofounder and codirector with Josh Smith of Teen Rising, a workshop for teens that explores the values of authenticity, community, creative self-expression, and the balance of masculine and feminine in each individual.
A certified teen mediator and SOS-trained counselor by Planned Parenthood, she previously taught with the Wayfinder Experience. She is currently at work on her second book, examining the cause and cure for the teen girl body image epidemic.
What People Are Saying About Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds
“Sil and Eliza Reynolds are doing pioneering work in one of the trickiest passages known to humankind: the transition into adolescence on the mother-daughter journey. Courage, love, and intelligence, combined with humor and celebration—these are their tools to help teen girls and their mothers recreate a strong mother-daughter bond for life.”
—Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of Omega Institute, and author of Broken Open
“What Sil and Eliza Reynolds teach mothers and their teenage daughters is profound, essential, and revolutionary.”
—Geneen Roth, author of Women Food and God
“If these challenges [between mother and daughter] are a generational thing, Sil has surely broken the pattern with her own daughter.”
—Jane Fonda, actor and author of My Life So Far
“Sil and Eliza Reynolds’ work offers a huge opportunity for mothers and daughters who want to heal and honor soul in their relationship.”
—Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Addiction to Perfection