This year’s #InternationalWomensDay (3/8) calls for us all to #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality, bias and anything that stands in the way of celebrating women’s achievements.
And our Crew’s thinking of how to apply that call-to-action in the tiny moments, to the micro-aggressions: the offhanded comments we brush off about “a woman’s place,” the lack of support that we allow (and contribute to) when a mother returns to work post-mat leave, and moments that feel even a little not-OK that we’ve, by not standing against, made to be somewhat acceptable.
As a wise expert (McKensie Mack, Anti-Oppression Educator) taught us:
If something is unacceptable, then we simply cannot accept it.
So let’s challenge inequality…
This year on IWD, the Campowerment Crew’s helping make it lighter for you to step up to the plate and create a more equitable future, by doing a ritual burn of the worries you carry — the rocks in your backpack; the baggage you drag from moment to moment; the things that weigh you down. Because we can’t show up fully ready to take on the world with all that weight already on our shoulders.
At that link, tell us if you’d like to be there when we read the worries aloud (anonymously) and torch that sh*t!! Invite your ladyfriends — all who identify with the feminine experience — to join us for this cathartic ritual on March 8.
We’ll gather all who want to be there ’round a very special campfire on a day that’s symbolic of what we want every other day of the year — equal opportunity and the celebration we deserve.