Misogyny says you are unworthy of investing in yourself and if you do you are selfish. Misogyny says if you spend money helping yourself grow and expand and be visible then you are problematic. Misogyny says don’t ask for help, get your shit together woman, no one wants to help you succeed in making your dreams come true, you need a Disney prince for that. Misogyny says come up with every reason you can’t do the program, have to devalue your worth, don’t speak when it is righ
Merriam-Webster says feminism is: noun fem·i·nism\ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm\
1 : the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2 : organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
fem·i·nist\ˈfe-mə-nist\ noun or adjective
fem·i·nis·tic\ˌfe-mə-ˈni-stik\ adjective Society says feminism is: A group of angry, women, who don’t shave, hate men, reject compliments and held doors, and yell a lot. The first definition is woefully thin on substance, and the
Today I needed some inspiration. Today my inspiration came from a speech I think I have watched and read about one million times. Today I share with you my inspiration from one of my heroes, Hillary Rodham Clinton. If you have never watched this, or if you have watched it a thousand times, give it a look again and see how you can be inspired today! #feminism #birdgirlwisdom #mondaymayhem #womensrights #HillaryClinton #inspiration
What we feed on sustains us.
Do you feed on anger, sadness, shame, judgment or fear?
Do you feed on joy, love, bliss, abundance or hope? If you remain hungry for judgment then that energy is what will feed you. If there is forgiveness to be given let us give it.
If there is grace to be given let us give it.
If there is openness to be had let us be ready for it.
If there is a lesson to be learned let us learn it.
If there is a sign to be received let us see it. I am
I am surrounded by strong, powerful women.
I am surrounded by intelligent, thoughtful women.
I am surrounded by beautiful, sexy women.
I am surrounded by creative, witchy women. I work with women who get so caught up in their day they feel depleted.
I work with women who get so caught up in their day they feel a lack of connection.
I work with women who get so caught up in their day they crave comfort.
I work with women who get so caught up in their day they need a rese
Last week I was giving a lecture about “toxic debt” and during the Q&A discussion a member of the audience wondered why we weren’t talking about the idea of “living within your means”. Let me tell you, my inside voice was like, “For reals? After all the data I just presented this is where we are going?” But I didn’t…I finessed a genius answer, deftly moved on to another question, and then marinated long and hard in the notion that our systems are still set up on the fictional
Yesterday I got this kick ass message from my friend where she said: “This was the anger roiling in me this morning. While the snow came down, the fire in me got hotter. It’s time to let the motherfuckers burn. I love you so much for how you inspire me and so many others. You’re onto something here Missy. Don’t let anyone stop you. Keep going.” I was like BOOM!
Hell YES! Boy did I need that message because I was DISCOURAGED. Thank you divine universe for reminding me
Today is the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The decision that rocked a nation and gave women the right to make medical decisions that have saved their lives for 45 years. The decision that came a few years after Griswold v. Connecticut gave women the right to birth control without their husbands consent. Decisions made by conservative judges nominated by conservative presidents because they understood that birth control prevents abortion so if we want to prevent abortion we
When we engage in advocacy and speak our truth, sometimes we hit a major roadblock. Mine is my “good girl”. She is an expert at saying, “shhhhhh, be quiet, sit down and shut up before someone sees you.” Feeding into this mindset can stop us from taking action. When women engage in advocacy and speak our truth, sometimes we are told we are wrong and women really hate being told we are wrong. Feeding into this mindset can stop us from taking action. Pitting women against other
I am deeply committed to working for justice in an authentic and charitable way. This means I am going to fuck shit up a lot in the eyes of other people. If speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we have, why do I feel like lately my truth isn’t good enough? If it is important for women not to support each other and not play mean girls on the playground, why do I feel like I am taking the punches for saying how I feel in an authentic and intentional way? When I was get
I have been reflecting back at where I was at this time last year. My sadness was palpable. I was worried about what would happen under the current administration. It is worse than I thought it would be. In today’s Monday Mayhem, I take a look back at my words. 11/19/2016 I am broken, I am on fire. I am shriveled, I am revolutionary. I am devastated, triggered, charred, broken, silenced, shamed, saddened, heartbroken, shocked, disgusted, scared, horrified, traumatized. I am d
Ohhhh y’all, 2017 is proving to be the year that the women stopped giving all the fucks. This weeks elections turned out to be a real doosey and proved the #resistance is alive and well, and it has NOTHING to do with old white guys and the status quo. Let’s just talk about this for one second…the brogressives (and even some women) think that we need to be focusing on white men to win elections for the Democrats. Hell some of those folks even think that we need to be courting
Last week I posted a blog about the sexual harassment that has occurred at the USC School of Social Work. One of my former professors has been found guilty of sexual harassment involving several colleagues that I respect and admire. His colleagues have spoken out. The MSW students have spoken out. And the PhD students have issued a response. Three groups critical to the success of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social work have spoken begging for action that will prote
I have felt it like a rumbling thrumming deep down in my veins, pulsing in my ears. It makes my fingers tingle, it makes the back of my neck burn. It tenses the muscles in my shoulders and tells me that there is a shift coming, that there is a message percolating deep down in the core of my soul. As a Libra I so appreciate the energy that gets whipped up in the fall. This is a time of death, a slowing down of systems in order to move into the deep sleep of winter. It is also
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.” -Audre Lorde, Poetry is Not a Luxury For the last 6 weeks I have been pursuing my magic. I have been gathering, gleaning, editing, absorbing, writing, composing, and reclaiming so that the graceful revo
This week @JW4Hillary posted on Twitter that Hillary Clinton was, “guilty of writing while female”. The Internets have BLOWN UP because a WOMAN has written a book about her experience running for President. The BROS have their knickers in a twist and I am mad as hell about it. All this bitching about Hillary Clinton telling her story means it is time to get down to brass tacks. Enough is enough. It is time to infiltrate.
It is time to write.
It is time to run.
It is time t
This is what happens when you give a girl a writing prompt that contains the word “angry” in it. I wrote this piece as a reaction to the 2016 election. I have never before read anything I have written out loud…much less on video tape (I included the words here to accompany the video). I hope that you all enjoy reading and listening to it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Every time I read it I feel insanely passionate and deeply turned on. xoxo Missy It is difficult to not be
The events in Charlottesville, VA 10 days ago smacked me in the face and left me paralyzed. White supremacy is is NOT OK. It makes me feel gaggy in my throat with anger. It makes me damn mad. I know I am not alone in that feeling. I know that there are more of us than them. I also know that I am not surprised about what happened in Charlottesville. I see my privilege.
I am white…I am middle-upper class…I am married…I am educated.
People assume that makes me like them when w
“Woman has to understand her role. Her role is not to worship god; Her role is to be the very self of God. Her oneness can affect and open every heart.” -Yogi Bhajan Women. Tears. Overwhelm. Them. Us. Together. Labia everywhere. Women with their lovers, their friends, their grandfathers. Women with their babies, their grown children. Women everywhere. Women holding and loving each other. Women hugging and saying thank you, I see you, I honor you. Women saying I am here to com
28 Days 28 Days in a menstrual cycle 28 Days in this Kickstarter campaign 13 Days left in this campaign August 28 is when we find out if we conceived so we can give birth to this project My mother was adopted as an infant. She recently met her birth mother Joyce. This is why Joyce committed money to my Kickstarter project: “My virgin days are long over but the book will give many people quite a bit to think about. When I was young and even a little older, abortion was somethi