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 26

Seed of Inspiration

#ThrowbackThursday

Each Thursday, for "Throwback Thursday," we'll bring you a biography from a seedy woman who made herstory by doing something of which it can be said, "nevertheles, she persisted." Plant this seed of inspiration within you to sustain your energy for the march we have yet ahead...

(It is important to acknowledge that it impossible to know today whether this story -- as the video presents -- is a story of a woman who disguised herself as man simply in order to pursue her dreams of being a surgeon, or if this is actually a story of a transgender man who was a surgeon. We don't know the gender identity of the doctor because gender identity was not something that was acknowledged in the 1800s. Regardless, the story shows remarkable courage, talent, and pioneering. Read more about Dr. James Barry - Margaret Bulkley on Herstory.)


Seed of Action

#ThankYouThursday

This Thursday, we're asking you to thank someone who has stood up for women's health. Here are some ideas to get you started to scatter some seeds of thankfulness to those who support Women's Health on this "Thank You Thursday." 

Image public domain from pixabay.com

Image public domain from pixabay.com

  • If your representative did not support the recent proposed repeal of Obamacare that would have taken away healthcare and special coverage for you and/or millions of women -- and men -- across the country, mail him/her a thank you note, give them a call, or message them through an app like Countable.us.
  • If you received excellent care from a healthcare provider at Planned Parenthood in the past, them publicly by showing your support for Planned Parenthood by changing your profile picture with this handy widget on the Planned Parenthood website that adds a frame saying, "I stand with PP."
  • Write a thank you card to your healthcare provider thanking them for the way they cared for you and your health in the past.
  • Send a thank you card with a picture of your child to the ob/gyn, doula, or midwife who delivered your child so s/he can the life s/he helped bring into the world.
  • Call or write a representative, public servant, or an activist who has worked tirelessly for Women's Health, and thank them for their efforts.

Love Notes

  • Show us your seeds! Share with us images and stories of you scattering seeds -- like your thank you note today! -- by emailing me at seedstoscatter@gmail.com, posting on our Facebook page, or sending us a tweet @seedstoscatter!

  • And above all, scatter with love!

Day 27

Day 25