“What I’ve seen around the world is that once girls discover that their body is theirs, and that their voice is uniquely theirs, they speak up for their rights…When we teach vocal empowerment in Guatemala, the girls are thirteen. They don’t have a sense that their voice, or any part of their body, belongs to them. They don’t look up, and their voices barely rise above a whisper. But when they learn to use their voice to shape their lives, they are unstoppable.”
–from Fierce Joy.
I am on the board of MAIA: Her Infinite Impact because educating girls changes the world. Join me and MAIA on May 5th from 10-12 at the Posner Center in Denver for a short, FREE event that I am facilitating. Enjoy yummy food & drinks from Latin America and great conversation about what it means to choose brave over perfect when the odds are stacked against you. Come meet Lidia, the director of the only female-led, indigenous-led school for girls in all of the Americas.
Can you come?
It’s worth it just to meet Lidia and see her in action! I’d love to see you! Learn more here.
My forthcoming memoir, Fierce Joy is everything I know about bravery as a woman, a partner, a parent, a leader, an athlete, an activist, and a brainstem tumor survivor. My editors say it’s fast-paced and beautiful and funny. I say, don’t forget that it’s a love story. This is the memoir I’ve been working on in the pre-dawn darkness every day for the past two and half years. It’s about showing up real in life and at work and what gets in the way, namely perfectionism. It’s about love and death and living life to its fullest. It’s about choosing joy over fear and brave over perfect. It’s about looking underneath our fears to find unlimited joy. It’s about how our striving, saving, and performing to do things the “right” way is making it impossible for us to show up real. It’s about how Fear has become a main character in our lives, and a dangerous obstacle to real change.