“Where My Girls at from the front to back well if you feelin that put one hand up”
Hello All My Goddesses out there! Today’s post is going to dedicated to you and all the wonderful things that make women so powerful. Also it will be a small guide to helpful things you can do to prepare for the DC or your cities Women’s March coming up on January 21st.
This is a very important time for the women to come together as in many prophecies it is said women will become the leaders we need to be. In the Hopi Prophecy it is said that we are in the time of the 8th Fire Prophecy where women will take the lead and men will support them. Women have been in the background of everything for a long time but no more we need to take back our power. Now I am big supporter of women and women causes. I believe in feminism in some capacities and the Great Mother or the Goddess as well as our beloved Mother Earth. I also believe in the words of Queen Latifah “Ladies First” & “U.N.I.T.Y”.
In two weeks in DC and all over the country there will be Women’s Marches held as an anti-inauguration rally of the masses. There will also be a Peace Ball held as a fare well to the Obamas and many other smaller things going on that weekend. I am going to the DC National Women’s March part of an organization I am apart of called EcoHermanas which is a women’s group that does work around Mother Earth.
So you have decide to go to the Women’s March but what can you do before hand to prepare?
Do Lots of Spiritual Organizing either Alone or With a Group:
Marching is a great thing in helping to organize people but where the real work of any group lies in spiritual organizing. As we have seen with Standing Rock prayer, meditation and other spiritual practices can help to make real change happen. Take walks in nature, mediate, pray, do yoga, listen to happy music, smile at someone. Do these spiritual practices in conjunction with on the ground organizing and big change can happen. I start my day everyday with some meditation with my crystals around my alter and it makes the revolutionary work so much easier.
Research Dope Women of the Past or Future who did or will do Incredible things to Change the World:
A good book to check out would be Revolutionary Women A Book of Stencils by Queen of the Neighborhood Collective which is “A radical feminist history and street art resource for inspired readers! This book combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of thirty women activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom-fighters, and visionaries.” I wrote a post on it last spring that you can go check out. Go see that new movie Hidden Figures and learn a part of history you didn’t know about and support three really talented female actresses and singer. Support the young women and elders at Standing Rock fighting for Mother Earth.
Link Up with Local Women’s Organizations Already Doing the Work in Your City:
Find out what organizations are already on the ground in the city you are attending the march at. Learn of this and then plan to support them. There are a lot of organizations on the ground in DC doing incredible work around women that you can support. That can be anything from where you stay for the weekend to where you eat that weekend to who you march with if your coming alone.
Make Action Plans for The March:
Alright so you are at the march but why? How is you being at this march going to make a difference in the world? Think of a way that your involvement in the march can make a concrete change in our society. Also think how you can bring that message to the march by telling people about what your working on or making banners and signs with your information on them.
Take What You will Learn and Turn It Into Action:
This one kind of goes hand in and with making an action plan but just making sure you take what you learned from the march and use it to make concrete actions happen after. This time we are in is going to be scary but we can over come it because we are queens and we are going to organize and make this world a better place.
Make A Dope Mix of Female Empowerment Anthems to Listen to On the Way to the March:
Now you know I love music so I gotta have my tunes for the march. A dope playlist of females who changed the world and really know what it means to be a bad ass women! Here is my playlist with artist like Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, Florance + the Machine, Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Paramore, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Chrisette Michele, Corinne Bailey Rae, MIA, Mapei, Erykah Badu, Willow Smith, Kacy Musgraves, Mary J. Blige, Goapele, Nelly Furtado, and Melanie Safka among others. I have a Spotify playlist as well as a Youtube playlist for epic music videos.
Well I Just Hope to See You Around at the Women’s March in DC.
Now Remember…We’re All Women!