“In youth, it was a way I had, To do my best to please. And change, with every passing lad To suit his theories. But now I know the things I know And do the things I do, And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you.” ― Dorothy Parker
Top o' the morning to ya!
Tomorrow is National Women's Equality Day for those of us who live in the United States.
It's a day to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote right along side their good ol' menfolk.
Granted, I think it's a little ironic that we have a Women's Equality Day that is 1. not a paid holiday and 2. we don't yet actually have equality among the sexes....so there's that.
There is still a very distinct gender wage gap where women consistently earn less than men, and the gap is wider for women of color.
People speak so highly of the American dream, yet how many of us, whether we were born here of moved here for any number of reasons, struggle just to make ends meet.
And even in jobs where we should be able to get by and we're paid higher wages, their still less than the wages of a white man!
And then, to think, that if you had the same job as a white man, as a white woman you'd make less, and as a woman of color you'd make even less.
But, this email is not all about riling up the armies and taking a stand for women's rights and equality.
If you want to do that, and I think you should, definitely definitely do it.
And let me know where to be and when.
But I make yoga classes yeah?
So this email is all about this empowering new class!
It's all about feeling powerful, beautiful, and empowered in our bodies.
As womxn, we have a lot of expectations thrust upon us to look, act, and think a certain way.
And this class is about shooting down those expectations and stepping into our highest, most divinely embodied self.
We are strong, as womxn. We live in a world on fire, overflowing with masculine energy, and sometimes, oftentimes, we need to take back our power and embrace the feminine.
However, my definition of feminine does not mean weak. It means strength and fluidity.
So we will explore different expressions of the Divine Feminine.
I hope you enjoy it.
I hope it makes you feel a little something.
I hope that, whether you are a womxn or not, that you learn to embrace your feminine side and feminine energy so that we can better create balance and bring the world back to harmony.