Empowerment: The Complete Collection

Choose yourself

Choose yourself

We grow up waiting to be picked. Think about it for a minute. As children we wait in the school yard to be chosen for games, to be invited to sit at the lunch table, to get chosen for the party invite list or to be picked for the sports team. We desperately hope we

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who was i before

Who were you before?

Who were you before the world told you who to be? Before you were labeled, shamed, and crafted into who the world, society, your parents, wanted you to be? Can you remember? I was a bright, talkative, creative child. From an early age I never wanted to do anything other than perform. Dance classes, elocution

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Trust your wisdom

Trust your own wisdom

I grew up asking questions. Mostly, I grew up seeking opinions. I remember in my teens never making a decision unless I had canvassed the opinion of all my friends, male and female, to see which action I should take next. Should I go to this drama school? Should I smoke the weed? Is this

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because-i-can

Because I can

I was at a Stevie Nicks concert, on the ‘Story’ tour. Stevie told her team and the concert producers that she was going to do things differently this time. She was going to tell lots of stories in between the songs. They told her she couldn’t do that, that no one would be interested. “Yes,

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feminine betrayal

The feminine betrayal

Maureen Murdock, in the opening lines of The Heroine’s Journey: Women’s Quest for Wholeness, writes about her work as a therapist. She details the cry of dissatisfaction with the outward success she saw from women, particularly those between the ages of thirty and fifty. That the dissatisfaction would often show up as a feeling of

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Gloria Steinem

That night at Gloria Steinem

I’d been waiting months for this night to come. Gloria Steinem, the iconic writer, feminist activist, trailblazer and change maker was speaking, and I was going to be there. I had followed her work for as long as I could remember, especially in the years I conducted early parts of my PhD research. I was

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