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Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Feminism | 0 comments

Why I March

Why I March

  I march for my mom, medicine woman, single mother, who taught me to be my own warrior, seek spiritual growth, and to laugh.   I march for my grandma, ballroom dancer, breast cancer survivor, who taught me to savor beauty, live with grace, and sit with pain.   I march for my grandmother, matriarch, feminist, who showed me what it looks like to follow your heart, even if it means disappointing others.   I march for my fifth grade English teacher, Sally, who taught me the power of the written word, and that a shy, awkward girl matters.   I march for my high school English teacher and mentor, Judy, who taught me to leap when there was no net and to have faith one would appear. It always did.   I march for my closest girlfriends, who shine their brilliant minds and hearts on me and everyone around them, who have held me up through every challenging and celebratory time in my life. Goddesses, all of them....

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Feminism, Inspiration, Personal Development | 0 comments

The Urgency Of Feminism For Men And Women + Resources Galore

The Urgency Of Feminism For Men And Women + Resources Galore

  The recent U.S. presidential election elucidated the massive amount of social, political, economic and environmental work that remains to be done in the world. For me, the issue that hits closest to home is gender inequality, also known as women’s rights, or feminism.   Women’s Rights Aren’t Just About Women   Not only do women’s rights affect the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of women–an aspect of feminism that interests me greatly as a women’s health practitioner–women’s rights also affect men and children. In fact, women’s rights affect the entire world. After all, women make up half the population on the planet. Anyone who has ever felt marginalized sees the world through that oppressed lens. They possess a hypersensitivity that those who have not felt marginalized do not possess–whether due to the color of their skin, sexuality, gender, physical capability, country of origin or any other state of being.   Men And Women Need To Communicate About Feminism   I am struck by the inherent ways that my husband and I view and process the world around us. I...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Feminism, Fertility, Motherhood, Personal Development | 0 comments

In Defense Of Pink: How Embracing Your Femininity Can Prevent Disease

In Defense Of Pink: How Embracing Your Femininity Can Prevent Disease

  I know you’re not supposed to call little girls princesses anymore, or even tell them they’re pretty or beautiful (lest they think they’re not smart). I know it’s not cool to overdo it where the color pink is concerned. It’s hip to be gender neutral. I get it. Well, today’s post is a plea for femininity. This plea that has more far reaching consequences than you might think, especially where your health is concerned. Having a little girl, with a second one on the way, I’ve become acutely aware of prejudices that exist in the world around gender stereotypes–particularly, the feminine ones.   I am a feminist. I’m also about as feminine as you can get.   I love a good lipstick, the color pink, dressing up, and gabbing with girlfriends. And I feel just as strongly about my right to be feminine in a masculine world and the power and strength present in feminine energy. When I get into conversations with other parents about discouraging their daughters from...

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