You know deep in your bones you were born to lead change. You see disparity, inequality and unnecessary suffering and it pisses you the fuck off. You see solutions to complex problems and wonder why the fuck no one is doing anything to implement them. The thing is, what's obvious to you ISN'T obvious to the old white guy who's probably making the decisions.
Friend: THIS is the change YOU were born to make!!! (Yes, you.)
We live in a racist, capitalist patriarchy. If you’re anyone other than a white man, the system wasn’t designed for you (let alone with you in mind). The system wasn't built for, by or to benefit marginalized humans. Because of who you are, you are uniquely qualified to see what needs to change. Because of your knowledge, skills, abilities and - most importantly - your lived experience, you are absolutely capable and primed for action. And that's exactly why YOU should lead this change.
Not only that, you feel the calling; she’s a nagging, relentless bitch. You have the drive; it’s damn near impossible to turn off. Now it’s time to step up and claim it. People need you to step the fuck up NOW, to lead the change you were born to make.
People follow leaders with integrity…alignment between words and actions. A leader who doesn’t walk their talk is the quickest way to disenfranchise and repel followers. And a leader who walks her talk doesn’t have to be perfect or anoited, she just needs to be real and people will follow.
True leadership is changing yourself first. Having the courage to start small, start powerfully, and grow from there.It doesn’t matter who you are, you can use your talents and strengths to effect social change. If you're ready to lead the charge for a feminist future, I'm ready to help.