Recently we’ve been exploring ways to make content more accessible to you. I’m very conscious that there’s soooo much content out there and want to find ways to make all the visibility related materials easily accessible. The Visibility Compendium is what we’ve come up with. It’s a monthly summary of what we’ve been publishing around women and visibility and/or that we’ve seen published by others.
Scroll down to view articles, videos, and posts we recommend checking out.
ARTICLES TO READ
‘The world is badly out of balance. It’s been tipped so far in favour of masculine values and ways of being (values that can be embodied and pursued by women and men) that the planet is on the brink of collapse, people are suffering epidemic levels of illness, there’s an ever growing divide between the rich and the poor, and oppressive systems which influence ways of thinking and being are maintaining an environment where a very small percentage of the population hold power at the expense of the rest.’ Read the rest here.
‘What would your business look like if it fully embraced the values and energy of the feminine? The invitation is to drop stereotypical, very limited understandings of gender (based on societal roles we’ve been playing for centuries), and come into a new way of thinking and being in the world. The businesses that understand this and that harness the power of the authentic masculine and feminine will be the ones that shine in the 21st century. To get there you have to first understand that we come from a space of judging the feminine.’ Read the rest here.
‘…at some point, women enter the world of commerce and have to find a way to participate in a system which expects us to act in a fundamentally different manner to the way we’ve been raised. We’re asked to fend for ourselves, claim our value, negotiate our financial worth, set clear boundaries, and receive as much as we give. These two competing forces – the conditioning of women and the conditions established for success in the workforce – are putting women in conflict. Both within themselves and against each other.’ Read the rest here.
‘A focus on volume puts you on a treadmill which doesn’t work for you, for your community, or for your business. We’ve ended up with crazy amounts of content being shared online where very little of it is original or unique, challenging, or even controversially interesting. A lot of what we see in the online space is in fact, people just regurgitating each other’s advice in the hope that this will somehow lead to them capturing a portion of that same market.’ Read the rest here.
VIDEOS TO WATCH
What’s stopping women from leading
Leadership looks very particular in our societies. It’s a model influenced by a very masculine, hierarchical way of being in the world. We’ve two models; the warrior and the ‘likeable guy’ which women simply cannot fit into. And that leaves us needing to create a new form of leadership if we’re going to positively influence the world.
Toppling the patriarchy
This is from 2018 but we came across it in April so we’re sharing it here. In this speech by Natalie Portman she lays out a step by step guide for what women can do to overcome patriarchy. Be sure to listen to the end where she speaks about the message of the mammaries. Brilliant!
POSTS TO ENJOY
Our IG post of the month comes curtesy of this wonderful woman whose name I unfortunately don’t know. Her insightful and thought provoking question generated a good bit of discussion this month on our Instagram account.