My yoga was this conference tonight with my friend @cassidydancer03. Holy Women y'all. First of all, I MET @sophiabush & @reesewitherspoon. Kind of. They were on stage and saw me! (I saw them.) Growing up these 2 women were role models for me. I admired their ability to be themselves & then to speak up as well. They were gorgeous. I loved their kindness. I wanted Red hair like Sophia had on ONE TREE HILL. Which I did. Then I'm kinda blonde now like Reese. Ha!
There were so many messages tonight in all of the storytelling and conversations these women shared with us. I can't even remember them all.
The ones that stood out most to me are learning to use our voice. we've been taught to shut up, us women. Even someone outspoken like me. Sometimes I'm still fearful especially when posting online that someone in my family will shame me for my words. For my difference of opinion. My own belief system.
To trust my voice and not just use it. I know I'm guilty of searching for a community of approval and togetherness before I use my voice. Why am I not just saying what I want vs waiting for everyone to be on my page before I say it?
To be comfortable with the uncomfortable. Yoga has helped me learn this already. STOP BEING AFRAID TO ROCK THE BOAT! Be wise when doing so, but do it! You stumble thru the dark and it's awkward, it's so messy, but then you end up being the light that destroys the darkness!
I feel so inspired by all of these real women. They're famous but they're still like us. They've dealt with assault, abuse, inferiority, insecurity, unworthiness, fear.
These things are universal despite your social status or race. And we must talk about it.
If you think something is wrong, speak out against the injustice. If you don't understand, ask questions then listen. If you need to be heard, you need help- SHOUT. SCREAM. YELL. Do whatever you need to get it.
#wearethewolves stood out I think most to me. The wolves were removed from the ecosystem & everything went to shit on earth. Then the wolves came back and life returned too. Flowers. water. everything. WOMEN. WE ARE THE WOLFPACK. WE HAVE RETURNED AND WE MUST SEE IT. #famous