Women and women writers, the world is calling on you, right now, to STAND up, STAND out and get your voice heard.
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
This if for all women as well as women writers. I came across a beautiful example of a Passionate Woman Writer on Purpose…writing for change. (She may not be a book author, but she wrote for change on her blog.) I shared this post in my Facebook group, Passionate Women Writers on Purpose this morning.
Clearly the US is in an upheavel right now. And, as women leaders we have to take a stand for what is right. Sitting back and remaining quiet makes us part of the problem – not part of the solution.
Take action to help support positive change
No matter what it is that you stand for, you need to do just that – STAND up, STAND out, and get your voice heard. This is ultimately why I do my work in the world…to help you do that in an impactful way that fits you and helps you take action to help support positive change.
I know colleagues and various members of my above mentioned group who do it in different ways. Some are passionate about animal rights…and one of my colleagues created an organization to save and protect pit bulls. Another writes to create change for transgender kids and their parents. These are just two examples. But, after this past weekend, sharing the post I came across of Layla’s was highly appropriate.
Light a fire under your butt to take action
If you’re like me -especially if you’re a white woman (because we ARE privileged – like it or not) who is focused on creating positive change for ALL- then, you may very well like reading this article. “I need to talk to spiritual white women about white supremacy (Part One)” by Layla Saad.
If nothing else, I hope it lights a fire under your butt to take action that will help promote positive change around whatever you’re most passionate about. But, never just sit back and remain quiet.
Empower our future and be a role model
We need to empower our future. That starts with being role models for others -not only our children, but our neighbors, our clients, our followers, our readers, our co-workers, our employees, our family, and the strangers we encounter. We are not born to hate or mildly or horribly disrespect or mistreat others. Yes, it’s possible some of us come into this life with deep darkness in our souls, but I believe that is rare. Most of the hate and anger is learned behavior. Consequently, that means we have to display a different kind of behavior, so that others learn from our positive actions.
So, STAND up, STAND out and get your voice heard. You don’t have to change the world by yourself. You don’t have fix the entire issue of racism (or misogyny or xenophobia or homophobia), but you can and must take action. It may only be posts on social media or your blog. Perhaps, you join a local organization to help create positive change. It may be that you finally write your book. Whatever it looks like for you, it is vital that you do it. No more sitting back and remaining silent for whatever reason. No more excuses that we’re too busy with our own lives or that we’re afraid of what others might say.
If you’re a true leader and if you’re truly passionate about making an impact, then the world…yes, not just the USA, but the world is calling you to…I repeat…STAND up, STAND out and get your voice heard.
Honoring you all,
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