I saw this quote from Marianne Williamson yesterday, and hit it me in the gut.
It comes from her book A Woman's Worth, written in 1994, and it names a powerful cultural norm that's still alive today: women must hide their truth in order to survive.
Today is an especially appropriate day to share this because it's Friday the 13th.
Did you know Friday the 13th was originally a day for goddess celebrations, to honor the divine feminine? The number 13 is innately connected to the feminine: 13 menstrual cycles, 13 moon cycles.
Like so many things feminine, this day was stolen by the patriarchy and vilified. Now it's associated with darkness and evil. And these forces are threatening to take away our rights once again.
Let's reclaim this day for ourselves.
Let's cultivate the courage to be honest and real.
Let's practice listening to OURSELVES and each other – with love.
Here's an idea for how you can do this:
List 13 ways you can honor yourself today. Post your list where you can see it. And choose 1-2 things to do each day. This may or may not include taking a step out of your comfort zone and into activism. It's up to you.
What does this have to do with marketing?
Marketing is a great place to practice truth-telling. Truth-telling is a radical act. People respond to the truth. You don't have to use inauthentic sales tactics that feel icky. You get to be YOU.
If you need help getting started, I'm here to help!
I honor the feminine in each of you! ❤️
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