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 7

Seed of Inspiration

#WriterWednesday

Each Wednesday, we'll bring you a piece of prose or poetry written by a woman.  To get you psyched to "say yes" to the Women's Strike today, we're bringing you the poem, "Say Yes" by Andrea Gibson, submitted by Amy Hayes. Andrea Gibson was the first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam, tackling subjects such as gender, sexuality, power, bullying, and white priviledge. You can learn more about Andrea on her website.

Thanks to marcher Amy Hayes for submitting this poem by Andrea Gibson.

Read the poem here.


Seed of Action

#ADayWithoutWomen

Today is the International Women's Strike: A Day Without A Woman

Today is the International Women's Strike: A Day Without A Woman

Choose one or more of the following actions below to support today's International Women's Strike: A Day Without A Woman.

  1. If you can, stay home from work today.  
  2. If you cannot stay home from work, wear or use the color red today, for example, red clothes, or a red ribbon.
  3. Participate in a local march, demonstration, or walkout.
  4. Strike from gender roles, such as leaving caregiving and housework.
  5. Try to not make any purchases today, unless absolutely necessary and/or from a Woman-owned business.

Love Notes:

  • We estimate that we've already scattered 12,500 seeds! Keep up the good work! And don't worry if you miss a day. You're always welcome to join or come back! We're just so glad you're here!

  • We would LOVE if you could keep us posted on your marching adventures by posting a photo of yourself striking or supporting the strike today on social media using the tags: #adaywithoutawoman #womenstrikeus #womensmarch #seedstoscatter

  • Need to catch up on your seeds? Visit our site.

  • Above all, scatter with love!

Day 8

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