Redefining Politics Through a Feminine Lens

What does "politics" mean to you?
 

Is it a word you run away from? Is it a word you have disdain for? Is it a word you don't feel connected to?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you are not alone (and especially if you are a woman).

I have talked to so many women - clients, colleagues, friends, family, new aquaintances - who feel at least of one of these sentiments. They tell me that politics feels Ugly. Divisive. Manipulative. Gross.

Well, those are some pretty strong feelings about it, wouldn't you say?

So, my question is -- why is this? Why as women do we feel so disenfranchised from the political system and the word "politics" and what are we going to do about this?

As you might guess, I have some ideas about this and made a video for you today on this topic.

I invite you to watch it and see if you get inspired in any way.

I'd love to hear your response to it. I invite your comments at the bottom of the page.

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Speaking of politics and feminine political leadership, for those of you living in California, I want to remind you that the California Primary Election is this coming Tuesday, June 3rd. To find out your polling place, please go here.

For those of you living in the Los Angeles area (like me), we are very fortunate to have such a powerful feminine political leader and consciousness pioneer running for office to represent our district (District 33) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This fireball of a woman is Marianne Williamson.

Last week at her pre-election rally in Los Angeles, Marianne spoke about how political progress happens when whole groups of people aspire to justice together. She referenced the abolitionist movement, the suffragist movement, and the civil rights movement and talked about how before any of those movements happened, there was a lot that needed to happen inside human beings first.

In order for these movements to start, certain individuals chose not to look away anymore. They chose not to ignore what was happening. They got to a point where they knew that in order to deeply be a human being, they needed to take a stand.

In other words, internal personal changes preceded massive external changes.

So that's what I'm talking about here.

As Marianne said at her rally: "We're not just talking about politics as we think of politics here, we are talking about the evolution of the human race."

So my friends, my invitation to you this week is to start thinking about politics and "political" in a new way. It's essential as a woman living in the 21st century. If you are not convinced, or need a little more inspiration, and have not yet watched my video, please watch it here.

 

Tabby Biddle is a celebrated women’s leadership coach and well-known voice speaking out for the human rights of women and girls. She is the Creatix of The Goddess Leadership Program and the Co-Director of the Los Angeles Goddess Collective. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, toddler son and beloved kitten. Learn more and sign up for her mailing list here.