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Powerful Woman Monologues: A Round Up

March 21, 2012

It’s hard to believe that ten Powerful Woman Monologues have come and gone.  I can’t thank you all enough for writing, participating, reading, and supporting this series.

And I’m asking for more.

Our voices are so powerful. I want to know more. I want to know what pisses you off, what makes you laugh, what makes you cry, what makes you proud, where you find strength, who inspires you, why you do what you do.

What is femininity to you? What makes power feminine?

Who in your life or in the media is a powerful woman? Why do you admire her?

Still seeking contributions

For those of you who have emailed me to ask if I’m still accepting contributions, ABSOLUTELY. I plan to accept them in perpetuity, as I think this project will always be relevant and your voices will always need to be heard. I will happily host your stories, thoughts, war chants, meditations, and monologues on this space and, hopefully, will host them on a more professional space in the future (big dreams!). So keep the submissions coming!

If you’ve submitted something already, feel free to submit something else!
If you’re more comfortable in another medium, any creative contribution is welcome.
If you’re a dude, you’re more than welcome to contribute as well!
If you would like to participate, email me.

Did you miss one of the monologues?
Round Up #1-#10

Heather ♥ The Power of You
Self-awareness is powerful stuff. Because when you know who you are, no one else can take that away from you.

Amanda ♥ Teaching & Empowering
I can show these girls that I am a leader, an independent 20-something woman who lives on her own, supports herself, and finds fulfillment in her work.

Shaba ♥ I Am Not Saved By Cleaning Products
I don’t want to think about whether I should still be sorting my laundry or how to remove those pesky spots off my dishes, and I don’t want to be bombarded with messages that I SHOULD be thinking about these things.

Risha ♥ These Ideas of Who We Are
The next time I hear a woman tell a story of another woman tearing her down and how she doesn’t trust women- I want to take her hand- I need you to take her hand, and tell her; assure her; remind her; that ‘I am not your enemy’.

Andrea ♥ One More Vote for Knope 2012
Leslie isn’t the first self-proclaimed feminist on TV, but she’s one of the first for whom it’s not used as a punchline nor as a way to alienate herself from those around her. Most importantly, she’s human.

Teacher Girl ♥ Independent Happiness
I guess the point in all of this is that I have come to know my female power not out of some sense of inherent right, but out of necessity.

Brandy ♥ Enriching the Classroom
We made a note to realize- that finding accomplishments of females in history did not belittle or take away from the males who made history with their discoveries. Rather that, when you include everyone, the tapestry of the past becomes more rich and gives students a better experience and understanding of what we are learning.

Amy ♥ Educating the Mind, Heart, & Soul
I can choose not to tolerate disrespectful behavior from either gender, towards any gender, race, sexual orientation or level of ability. I can encourage voting, education and self-esteem by what I teach and the way I behave. Because my dream isn’t to go around doing this all the time: it’s to never have to do it again.

Mrs. One Day ♥ Strength is Where You Find It
From now on I will see myself as a strong woman because the truth is that I have always been a tough little chickadee. Don’t ever underestimate the power of tenacity and a woman’s will to fight. I’m the proof.

Lorraine ♥ The Unanswerable Question
I’m not really sure which boy I’m gonna pick right now, but the good news is, that I have a life beyond my relationship status! “Wife” is only one of the roles I will in my life play. What makes women amazing is that we play so many roles, and we have the power within us to play them all incredibly well.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2012 11:27 am

    This is such a cool series. I’m not sure I would even know where to begin, but I have loved reading them all.

  2. March 22, 2012 5:32 pm

    I loved reading them all! This is truly and amazing thing you have done girl. You should be VERY proud!!

  3. Lorraine permalink
    March 23, 2012 2:29 pm

    Thank you for having me! It was fun to write and get feedback and reading them all has been great. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

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