Holy crap…advocacy is hard. What happens when you speak out against the status quo isn’t pretty. Especially if you are a woman.
I mean…look at what the right wing is doing to Emma Gonzalez for speaking out against gun violence. Her male counterparts aren’t getting nearly the amount of grief that she is.
Engaging in advocacy can be complicated on the best of days under the best of circumstances. As we now know…2018 is complicated like every 5 minutes…and every 3 minutes it becomes even more complicated.
Now is not the time to follow the easy path. Now is the time to tap into what makes us feel passionate. We are the ones to tip the nation in a new direction. Think of a time when you were afraid of being imperfect and vulnerable. How did that feeling stop you from making a change in your life? If the idea of being imperfect and vulnerable stops you…you are not alone.
Self advocacy is really hard when self doubt is louder than self love & self grace.
Today, your mayhem can be personal. Encourage yourself. Shift the karma energy to action instead of reaction. Be imperfect.
It’s Monday, light it up y’all! Dr. Melissa Bird