Wonder Woman Movie Review

Over the weekend, I finally went to see the box office hit, Wonder Woman. Being a feminist, I really wanted to like this movie but alas I left the theater with a queasy stomach and it wasn’t because of the popcorn. Listed below are some of the issues that I had with the movie. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet some of my comments give away some of the story line. Continue reading

Every Journey Takes Courage

Every Journey Takes Courage

Two weeks ago I started a series on The Three Cs of Feeling Empowered. I planned to write about confidence first because I feel that confidence is so fundamental to empowerment but it occurred to me that before you can develop the confidence to take charge you first must overcome your fear. Fear? Fear of what, you might ask.
  • Disappointing people
  • Of what others might think
  • Failing
  • That you are not worthy
  • Abandonment
  • Being out of your comfort zone
  • Physical threats
Need I go on?

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The 3 Cs of Feeling Empowered

According to Wikipedia, Empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.7318_personal-power1

In simpler terms, empowerment means recognizing the inherent power that you, as an individual, have over the direction and circumstances of your life. An entire industry has exploded around the concept of empowerment. Continue reading

Kathrine Switzer, Athlete Activist

Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine Switzer

In the world of runners, particularly female runners, Kathrine Switzer is a legend. On her website, Switzer is billed as an author, activist, and athlete; but these adjectives only begin to tell the story of this phenomenal woman. Continue reading