Power: The Complete Collection

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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truth about our lives

Let’s tell the truth about our lives

If women told the truth about their lives, the world would shake. We would wake up. We would all recognize that we really are in this together, this life we are all trying to thrive (survive) through. That none of us is perfect and thank goodness we can stop pretending that we are. That the

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mother

We are all mothers

“Do you have kids?” It’s a question that can invoke pride, love, or identity for those women who have children. And it’s a question that can invoke pain, longing, suffering-anger even-for those women, and those who identify as women, who have chosen not to, or not been able to, have children of their own. We

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your-power-is-real

Your power is real

You are much more powerful than you know. And you give your power away in so many ways that you don’t even realize. When you say sorry without needing to. When you say yes when you desperately want to say no. When you take on the extra work when you have a full load. When

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