Today is like Christmas for me. Today is International Women’s Day. Every year I read this poem in order to celebrate this day. I hope you enjoy this gorgeousness as much as I do. It’s Friday, raise some hell y’all!
Dr. Melissa Bird #PhenomenalWoman #MayaAngelou #DayoftheWoman #poetry #InternationalWomensDay
I have the suffrage saying, “Forward out of darkness, forward into light” tattooed on my back. I got that tattoo after the first bill I ever wrote was killed the first year I introduced it in the Utah legislature. That saying has served me well over the years. I believe that 2019 is the year we are beginning to see the light of change.
So today, I offer you a poem and a blessing. A Blessing for the New Year
by Kayleen Asbo As the hours of darkness begin to slowly wane from t
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 heartbroken and devastated.
I am ripped apart and shredded.
I am at my breaking point.
I am ready to run.
I would gladly get into my car and drive it to the edge of the earth never to return. It isn’t that I wish to die.
I just wish to escape.
To run away from it all. The assault upon my daughters.
The bugs crawling through my children’s hair.
The shame around not having enough money to pay for the cars, the utilities, the credit card bills. Yet, my selfishness i
Remember your magic.
Remember you’re magic.
-Lisa Lister How often have I silenced myself for fear of being heard?
How often have I denied my true calling for fear of being seen?
How often have I deleted my unfiltered thoughts for fear of having my words twisted?
How often have I shushed myself for fear of being destroyed? How often have YOU denied the call of your heart out of fear?
How often have YOU deleted your words for fear of death?
How often have YOU stopped th
I desire a world where women have choice. I desire a world where women are safe to tell people in power their desires. I desire a world where women are able to be a voice for those who don’t have one. I desire a world where women can be free to do whatever they want with no judgment. I desire a world where women can write and express their truth on their own terms. I desire a world where women set politeness aside to talk politics and religion ALL THE TIME. I desire a world w
I feel greedy.
I feel covetous.
I feel hungry. I desire equality.
I desire change.
I desire collaboration. I feel passionate.
I feel fury.
I feel obsessive. I crave a voice.
I crave a choice.
I crave acknowledgement. I do not want women to be hung for their decisions like this man does.
I do not want people who don’t believe in family planning to be in charge of its national distribution like this woman does.
I do not want us to be silent, to be blind, to believe th
Hello, my name is Missy. AKA: Dr. Bird I am a writer.
I am a teacher.
I am a leader. I was a professional lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in Utah.
I love Wonder Woman & Eleanor Roosevelt. I used to be afraid to speak my truth. This is my TRUTH!! My father committed suicide when I was 6.
I experienced abuse as a child.
Sometimes we had no utilities or food. I was raped my first year of college.
I used to kiss girls for beer money while in college. I have been married leg
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