Last year Northwestern University put out some discouraging research that confirmed what most of us know about leadership stereotypes – they’re male.
There are other studies that say actual women – not stereotypes - are often viewed as very good leaders. But the stories we tell are filled with stereotypes.Read More...
I have been living on the edge of something for a while, something elusive and fearful, something powerful but terrifying. I was stuck in a dark, constricted, oppressive space which seemed without end. I had no words to express what I was on the edge of, or how it felt.Read More...
A while back in the Pink Community, Michelle posted a poem inspired by her life coach called "I Am" that encouraged other Pinkies to take a stab at writing their own "I Am" poem. First I took a stab and now here is Shari's beautiful response. We've found this exercise to be enlightening, encouraging and inspiring. Read on, Pinkies! -- Megan Monique
I am fire and ice
Though I try to be nice
I’m passionate and caring
And sometimes I’m daring
I’m brave but I am meek
Some could say I’m a freak
Most of the instructions given to pregnant women are inadequate – not least because they encourage women to focus on the little things related to their pregnancy and miss the big picture. For example, early in my career as a midwife I was surprised by how many times women called me thinking they were in labor, not because they were having contractions, but because they lost their mucus plug. Then I picked up What to Expect When You’re Expecting and saw that it was listed as one of the common symptoms of early labor.Read More...