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How DARE she!? 😑

empowerment Apr 29, 2021

When you see a woman growing, glowing and sharing her full self with the world have you had the thought – how dare she!?

I have that thought All.The.Freaking.Time.

πŸ™…‍♀️ When I see a peer post a risque photo
πŸ™…‍♀️ When I hear how much she's making
πŸ™…‍♀️ When I see friends grow and succeed

Here's what that voice says

πŸ’ƒ How dare she show off her body
πŸ’ƒ How dare she express that part of her
πŸ’ƒ How dare she get so loud and powerful

If I'm reeeally honest, this is actually more like what it says:

That's so inappropriate. She needs to lose weight. She looks like a slut. Omg no one is going to take her seriously. She's not even that smart. Who does she think she is!?

Ooooof, yeah.

Who does she think she is!? is a good one too.

These pesky, pernicious, patriarchal remnants

Ways we've internalized patriarchy and suffer the consequences internally

It's a way we self-police ourselves and others to keep everyone in check

If we don't feel free, she sure as hell shouldn't!

πŸ‘‘ What if we noticed that part in ourselves?
πŸ‘‘ What if we decided to not let it run the show?
πŸ‘‘ What if we decided to go big anyway?
πŸ‘‘ What it we decided to cheer one another on anyway?

Let's replace how dare she with πŸ‘‡

Yes, woman. I see you. You slay. Let's gooo. More ladies to the front please. Be your full self please. Yes yes yes more of that!

I'm here for cheering one another on even when it feels a little hard and that voice in your head is in full force.

If you're ready to stop letting your inner patriarch rule you, practice celebrating people that activate that ping of jealousy and that sneaky critical voice. Let's get free together πŸ”₯


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