5 Minutes of Fabulous: Why I'm Not Attending the Women's March & What I'm Doing Inst
I am a feminist. I am an independent woman who has performed "The Vagina Monologues" three times. I've held all-female moon goddess gatherings at my home and I even founded a club called Women in Media.
I am a feminist who is not going to the Women's March.
So what gives?
I have decided to exercise my feminine right to listen to my intuition. To slow down for a moment, listen to my desires, and get really clear on what sounds pleasurable to me. And going to a march is none of those things. In all honesty, I have crippling anxiety in crowds. I get sweaty, snappy, overwhelmed, and actually feel misery when faced with a sea of people. It also makes me feel extremely small and unseen because I often can't see above the person in front of me and I always get pushed or stepped on. And the one thing I don't want to feel on a day that is about being BOLD, is to feel small.
So I want to share with you what I am doing instead of going to the Women's March. I hope with all of my heart and soul that this may inspire those who are marching and those who are not.
5 Things I am doing in celebration of the Feminine Spirit and The Women's March:
1. Salsa Dancing: Nothing feels more feminine to me than expressing myself creatively in the form of dance. I am literally obsessed with my new salsa dance class because it makes me feel sexy and free. We pose, we pop our booties, and we strut. Guys, we LITERALLY strut and it feels femininely bad-ass as fuck! Have you ever thought about taking a dance class? Or better yet, when was the last time you put on some music and danced around your house?
2. Calling the matriarchs: Tomorrow I will make myself a cup of tea, light a candle, and call my matriarchs. The women who lead my tribe. The women who have sacrificed for my well-being and happiness. And who have taught me what it means to be a kind, compassionate, and fabulous woman. That can mean a call to your mom, your auntie, your grandma, or a mentor. Whoever you do call, make sure to thank them for paving the way for you.
3. Planning a Goddess Gathering: This is one of my favorite things to do. I feel magical vibes every time I get together with a loving group of women. We create the space to listen to one another and of course, laugh together. My next goddess gathering will be on Super Bowl Sunday. Yes, you read that correctly. I am gathering my favorite women for an extra chic and feminine high tea lunch on the most masculine day of the year. When was the last time you celebrated your femininity? Have you ever considered bringing your friends into the celebration?
4. Donating to Planned Parenthood: This one is easy. Tomorrow take 5 minutes and head over to Planned Parenthood. If you feel inclined you can donate a minimum of $5.
5. Writing thank you notes/texts to the women who inspire me most: I am surrounded by the most fabulous women and I don't always them how much I appreciate them. Tomorrow I plan to take some time to write hand written notes and send little love texts to female co-workers, girlfriends, and family members. When was the last time you thought about the inspiring gals in your life? Have you told them how much they light you up?
I think to be divinely feminine means that you value women as whole people body, mind, and spirit. That you value females equally with men.
Please know that I value YOU- body, mind, and spirit. And if you are headed downtown to march, you go girl, thank you for reppin' for us all! And if you are staying in, like me, know that you are not alone and your efforts matter.
May you strut your stuff today and everyday!