Embracing Our Fury
Updated: Dec 27, 2018
In June of 2018, I stumbled upon Tracee Ellis Ross TED Talk, A Woman's Fury Holds Lifetimes of Wisdom. If you have not seen it, click on the link or scroll down and watch here. Don't waste a minute. Do it now. I cried. I felt immeasurable validation as a woman. I learned more about the intersectionality of it, and I raged against the patriarchy, remembering all the women who went before me - my mother, her sisters, her mother, and more. All the stories, all the actions, all the reactions, make more and more sense when viewed through the lens of a woman's fury.
Anger is not a "negative emotion". Our anger teaches us about healthy boundaries and more. Yet so many of us are uncomfortable with our own anger and the anger of others. Understandably so. Men's anger has been used against and upon women for millennia. Men have used women's anger to shame, control, and manipulate them. It is time to look in the mirror and stand what we see. It is time to give ourselves permission to feel what we already feel. Join us August 2-5, 2019 to explore this powerful and empowering emotion, and unpack all we have been programmed to believe about it.
What do you feel when you see these images? What memories come up for you?
What internal messages do you carry about anger? I would love to hear your thoughts and validate your feelings. #FuriousWoman