Powerful Woman Monologues
A few weeks ago, I watched Miss Representation, a documentary discussing the media’s negative impact on women. I was struck at how powerless the media makes women seem and how much that can affect our understanding of empowerment. Yet we are not powerless. My first response to issues that seek to render us powerless is, What can I do to counter this? Inspired by the film’s call the action, I have decided to create a guest blogging series right here on this blog, tentatively called “Powerful Woman Monologues” and would like to invite you to participate.
There are no guidelines for this guest blogging series. I encourage you to be as creative as you wish. You may record a video blog, design a graphic image, write a poem or song, create a photo essay, or craft a personal testimony around this very broad topic.
Some questions to get you thinking:
How do I define power? How do I demonstrate female power? How do I or can I encourage and empower other women? What media messages piss me off and how can I counter them? What experience made me realize how much power I have? What experience undermined my power and how can I defy that and respond? When do I feel most empowered?
It’s time to reclaim our power as women. Let’s start a movement together.
If you would like to be a part of this mini revolution, email me your contribution with a 3-4 sentence bio. Be sure to include any accompanying media (creative commons photos/personal photos encouraged with essay contributions).
Did you miss the documentary on TV? You’re in luck! It’s airing again tomorrow, Nov. 12 on OWN at 11 am Eastern. Set your DVR!