3 more days of seed-scattering to go!
Can you believe it? Only three more days of scattering, so cast these last seeds far and wide!
We hope all our Jewish sisters and brothers were able to enjoy a Seder meal among friends and/or family for Passover! For our gentile marchers who would like to know more about this meaningful holiday, follow this link to learn more.
Seed of Inspiration
Each Wednesday we have brought you writings from seedy women to plant as inspiration within to keep your energy going for the march that lies yet ahead.
This last #WriterWednesday, we have more submissions from fellow marchers, including yours truly. We have three gorgeous poems by poet, LCSW, and psychotherapist Carey Gauzens. We have a scattering of quotation jewels all submitted by Rev. Linda Siddall. And last, I threw in two poems of my own "Humble Creations."
Quotes to Live by
Submitted by Rev. Linda Siddall
A. Humble Creation
Poems by Yours Truly
Seed of Action
Today is our LAST "Wallet Wednesday," wherein we encourage you to make a small donation to an organization that works empowers women. We have kept our promise, refraining from asking donations from you as Action Seeds for the rest of the week, only asking for small donations, and giving you donation alternatives as well. But for our very last #WalletWednesday of our march, we hope you can dig deep, grab your wallet, and give generously this Wallet Wednesday!
For our last Wallet Wednesday, I'm showcasing my new favorite nonprofit, She Should Run. You might have noticed a few weeks back, we posted a video on our Facebook page where high school boys were treated like women in congress, who make up only 20% of its voting body. The video is both hilarious and eye-opening. I had known that men held the majority of seats in congress, but 80% was shocking even to me.
Organizations like She Should Run, Running Start, and Annie's List are working hard every day to close that enormous gap. Recognizing just how important this work is today, just last weekend, Hillary Clinton made one of her first public appearances since the election to speak at a fundraiser for Annie's List, which works to elect more women into office in the state of Texas. She Should Run does similar work to Annie's List but on a national scale, and Running Start focuses on school-aged girls, teens, and college women to get them to think about a career in politics.
Simply making an effort to vote for women alone isn't going to fix the problem. We have to all throw our support behind getting talented women onto the ballot in the first place. This is going to take two things: first, women need to lean into their rightful places of power. Secondly -- and just as importantly -- feminists of all genders need to boost women into their rightful places of power.
Your donation today on behalf of Seeds to Scatter to She Should Run is that boost to get more talented women onto the ballot, and eventually into power. And when we have more women in power, the world will be a better place for all people. Click here to donate today!
Also, as alternative/additional seeds to scatter, you can download this free hilarious gem of a book from She Should Run called "See Joan Run" by clicking this link and checking out their fun campaign with its correlating seeds below!
My love notes will be different for our final week. I'll be sharing a seed of wisdom and a seed of gratitude that I have picked up along our march. I hope you share yours with us by emailing them to email@example.com, posting them on our Facebook page, or tweeting them @seeedstoscatter!
Seed of Wisdom: I have learned that there is no ministry -- not even an online ministry -- where one can avoid conflict. Conflict arises when anything meaningful is happening, so in that way, conflict is a sign of good things. Conflict is a tool that reminds me of my growing edges and gives the greatest opportunity of all to work on myself. We've tackled some pretty tough subjects, and I'm a rookie at blogging, so there have been a few bumps along the way, but it's all been part of this amazing journey.
Seed of Gratitude: I am so grateful to all the friends who spent time with me dreaming, brainstorming and encouraging as this project came together: to Chris, Liz, Mariah, Michael, Carla, Crystal, Emma, John & Han, Meghan, Diane, Nikki, Wendy, Marquette, Anisa, Samantha, Vivienne, Farrah, Betsy, Phyllis, Wendy, and most of all, my husband Rob -- (as we say here in Texas) thank y'all SO much!!!
And above all... scatter with love!