Listen! A sower went out to sow. And as she sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground [...] and when the sun rose, it was scorched; and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.
— Mark 4.3-8

Day 23

Seed of Inspiration

#MusicMonday

Each Monday, we bring you some empowering music by a seedy woman to plant within and get your work week moving!

Today we're bringing you OUR final, collective Brave Feminist Playlist!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who submitted their favorite brave feminist songs to the list!!!! (I hope I didn't accidentally leave anyone out!) This playlist is, might I say... absolutely FABULOUS!

So that everyone can enjoy this playlist, I'm embedding the Youtube playlist below, inserting a Spotify link here for our Spotify Subscribers, and also typing in the list of the songs and artists below. Share this seedy list with your friends to scatter more positive energy! Each song will plant a positive seed in you that will keep you marching, moving, and grooving all week long, and when you're dancing to it, you can just think of all the other 1,034 marchers are dancing along with you!

  1. Katy Perry - Roar
  2. Beyonce - Run the World
  3. Shakira - Try Everything
  4. Rachel Platten - Fight Song
  5. Selena Gomez & The Scene - Who Says
  6. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger [What Doesn't Kill You]
  7. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
  8. P!nk - Perfect
  9. Sara Bareilles - Brave
  10. Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
  11. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  12. No Doubt - Just A Girl
  13. Destiny's Child - Independent Women
  14. Sara Bareilles - King of Anything
  15. Aretha Franklin - Respect
  16. Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire
  17. Ingrid Michaelson - Girls Chase Boys
  18. Daya - Sit Still, Look Pretty
  19. KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
  20. Lesly Gore - You Don't Own Me
  21. Tracy Chapmann - Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
  22. Sister Sledge - We Are Family
  23. Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
  24. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
  25. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
  26. Gloria Estefan - Reach
  27. Megan Trainor - No
  28. India Arie - Video
  29. Florence and the Machine - Shake it Out
  30. Dar Williams - As Cool As I Am
  31. Indigo Girls - Let it Ring
  32. Alanis Morisette - Incomplete
  33. Holly Near - Singing for Our Lives
  34. Natalie Merchant - Wonder
  35. Madonna - Express Yourself
  36. In the Broken - Elizabeth Wills
  37. Shawna Caspi - Not So Silent
  38. Answer the Muse - Essence
  39. Linda Eder - Gold
  40. Patty Griffin - Standing

Seed of Action

#MeatlessMonday

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This seed is from the Meatless Monday Toolkit published by John Hopkins Center for a Livable future:

We all want better health, a more stable climate, and healthier environment. What’s one simple approach we can take in working toward these goals? For a growing number of chefs, celebrities, communities, companies, organizations, policymakers, families and schools around the world , the answer is simple — Meatless Monday.

The goal of the Meatless Monday Campaign is to encourage people to refrain from eating meat one day a week. Meatless Monday seeks to reduce the prevalence of preventable illnesses and environmental impacts associated with meat production and excessive meat consumption.

Worldwide, people are eating more meat. To some this sounds like progress—but ongoing research shows that the increasing global production of meat has consequences for our health, environment, climate and communities.

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High-meat diets, especially those low in vegetables and fruits, are associated with adverse health outcomes such as cancer, heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. In addition, meat production accounts for nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, making it a major driver of climate change, and livestock agriculture uses a disproportionate amount of the world’s fresh water, arable land and fossil fuel. The increasing global demand for meat drives the livestock sector, furthering intensive animal confinement and misuse of antibiotics and thus contributing to the growing public health crisis of antibiotic resistance and animal-to-human spread of diseases.

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The evidence continues to grow. Reducing the amount of meat we consume globally is necessary —but shifting towards more plant-centric diets will require multiple approaches. In the food service industry, one approach being integrated into schools, hospitals, work sites and restaurants is reducing meat and incorporating more vegetables into menus. Policies that incentivize shifts away from meat production and toward growing fruits and vegetables for human consumption are also a good start. Individual choices can make a difference, too.

Meatless Monday began in 2003 and has grown into a global movement powered by a network of participating individuals, hospitals, schools, worksites and restaurants around the world. The simplicity of the Meatless Monday approach has enabled the campaign to be embraced, talked about and practiced by people in over 40 countries around the world – from Croatia to China and Brazil to the United Kingdom.

Here are some ways to plant a seed today -- and every Monday -- in support of Meatless Monday for your health, for our planet, and to combat hunger and antibiotic overuse worldwide:

  1. Go meatless for today! (Congrats, you just did the largest single action possible to reduce your carbon footprint for the day!)
  2. If you use Pinterest, check out all the yummy recipes you can find by just typing in "Meatless Monday" into your search bar! Start a board so you can have a list of meatless recipes ready to go every Monday of the year.
  3. Visit the website www.meatlessmonday.com. There you will find tons of resources there, including mouth-watering recipes, great articles on nutrition, and free toolkits, posters, and graphics for starting a campaign in your K-12 school, community, college campus, restaurant, or workplace. Spread the word about Meatless Monday!
  4. "Like" Meatless Monday on Facebook to see their great posts and recipes in your Facebook feed and show the world you support Meatless Mondays.
  5. Try to share a pic of your plate or share a meatless recipe on social media today every Monday with the tag #MeatlessMonday to get the word out and remind others to go meatless on Mondays. Today, why don't you tag a #SeedsToScatter on there too? ;)

Love Notes:

  • Thank you so much to all of you who have taken a few moments out of your day to take the Seeds to Scatter mid-march survey as our Friday Seed of Action. If you haven't had a chance to scatter that seed yet, you can access the survey by clicking this link.

  • We are over halfway done with our 40 day march! I know it's a long haul, but you all are doing great. Don't worry if you can't scatter every day; do as much as you can. We are growing a new world together!

  • Above all, scatter with love!

Day 24

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