Seed of Inspiration
Each Wednesday, we'll bring you a piece of prose or poetry written by a seedy woman.
Today, I'm bringing you the poem that got me through the hardest time in my life. I even memorized it and would recite it back to myself like a prayer when I would start to ruminate. That healing poem for me is, "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. This reading of hers differs slightly from the original published version, but its unfaltering spirit is the same. Maya Angelou was without a doubt, one of the greatest writers, feminists, womanists, civil rights activists, and spiritual leaders of our time. Her prophetic presence exuded such love, wisdom, and spiritual resiliency. Enjoy.
Seed of Action
Our first Wednesday we kicked off the march by donating social media posts or emails as our Action Seed, and our second Wednesday we participated in A Day Without A Woman as our action seed. Wednesdays going forward, however, will be dubbed "Wallet Wednesdays," wherein we encourage you to make a small donation to an organization that works empowers women. We promise, therefore, to refrain from asking donations from you as Action Seeds for the rest of the week. Even if you can only give $5 or $10 each Wednesday, with $1,031 marchers signed up, that could mean over $5,000 for women's empowerment. So grab your wallet friends, and give as you are able on this Wallet Wednesday.
For our first Wallet Wednesday, we would like to seed our friends at the YWCA of Greater Austin, who helped get the word out about Seeds to Scatter! The YWCA of works every day to eliminate racism and empower women across the world. Through advocacy and local programming, they create real change for women, families and communities, helping them to say, like Maya Angelou, "Still I Rise." Become part of the national movement for women, girls and communities across the country by making a donation today of any amount to our friends at the YWCA of Austin by clicking here. *Please note: there's a dropdown menu under "How did you hear about us?" Please choose "Seeds to Scatter!" so we have a better idea of how many seeds we're scattering together!
We estimate 24,884 seeds have been scattered so far! We know you have so many things going on in your life, and so many emails in your inbox, so thank you so much for taking the time to scatter seeds of love and action.
Keep us posted on your seedy adventures by emailing your pics or stories to firstname.lastname@example.org, posting on our Facebook page, or sending us an Instagram or Tweet @seedstoscatter and we'll share it with your fellow marchers!
I will have limited access to internet until March 18, so please forgive me if I'm not quick to respond!
And above all, scatter with love!