F E M I N I S T - B I Z
Today I spoke at the @feministforums Conference on building feminist communities. Naturally I wore Savage 💄by @fentybeauty .
Cause fighting for belonging & space as a Black, immigrant woman puts me in beast mode!
@chanelemcfarlane put together a powerful line-up on "Why We Gather" and why feminist communities are driving radical change!
I talked about WHY I created #sistertalk and why I believe it will bridge the #genderparity gap
Here's a snippet of my talk from my notes - thanks to my speech coach @butilovememore for helping me SHINE !
SisterTalk is a safe space 4 women of color to be vulnerable, explore what leadership & power look like - where our stories can be seen, acknowledged, heard and shared.
_ 👉🏾THIS IS WHY I PRACTICE SISTERHOOD
Sisterhood is about practicing to be a better human. It requires vulnerability. You will mess up and you will make mistakes and therein lies it’s superpower.
Don't hide, show up, own your fear.
Sisterhood is A SuperPower because of the face to face connection... We choose to see, hear and hold space for each another... not the instagram version of positive Quotes, but all versions, including the hurt 8 or 10 year old that's yearning for love & connection.
Some lessons learned:
When you create a safe space for women to share their story - their Elephant story - you create real connection, support & a true community of sisterhood.
One where we all help each other win.
One where we reach out if we're not clear on what was said.
One where we say I'm sorry if we've hurt each other
One where we speak WITH & not ABOUT each other
One where we RAISE each other up instead of putting each other down
You create a garden where empathy, vulnerability, & brave communication takes place. We show up teaching ourselves & each other how to honor our boundaries, how to love.
We teach each other how we would like to be loved, we choose collaboration over competition, love over hate. Connection over self-preservation.
Today I sign the death warrant to #themeangirlsyndrome and welcome the rise of the #sisterhoodsquad - because Sisterhood is my SUPERPOWER.