Hey sisters! Hope Ya'll are having the best Monday eevvaaa
@ Victoria amen!!
Thanks, Victoria and Allie! Appreciate both of you and your uniqueness.
Thank you for sharing
Women/people of color are being asked to speak/speak for MORE than ever. Yes, exhausting! Good stuff, but in some places, it's the same four people!
You mean you CAN'T (or don't) speak for everyone! LOL!
@Allie yes...the token "anything" is exhausting!!
@allie what's the handle of that IG?
what's the IG group?
So lucky to have a family of NIRSA professionals to feel comfortable to reach out to.
proud of you Allie
@vicki yes we are!!
@amber - appreciate you!
Allie - I feel that 100%, trying to figure out what I'd do and where I'd be if not in higher ed and campus rec.
There are other resources on campuses, but they go to those they feel most comfortable with. How can we partner with those other resources to be a reference for people instead of feeling we have to be the only one to provide the energy for them?
@Marc you said it...when there is no one else there...that speaks BIG!
Yes Victoria, we have to be empowered to be create with evolved programming!
such a GREAT preconference experience!!
screw the emotional card - ask @Victoria - I cry all the time. Mostly when happy for someone else but also when caring for another who has experience an injustice.
@Laura - yes!! I cry with my students often
Empowered Women, Empower Women :)
@Corrine YES!! ^^
Where do you feel that the generational differences play into this discussion?
Great question Vicki.
Being of the boomer generation I hate it when people look at me and think I will act/lead a certain way. I want to be looked at as an individual who can be a good listener and lead other individuals in the way they need to be led.
We need to teach/learn that for some of us...when you have had to fight/survive, you can forget our opportunity to bring others along. I have had great support, people who have reminded me constantly...so much so that it is my biggest desire now...but I feel for those who are telling me their survival stories. They need our support to feel empowered. It might not be a natural thing but we can learn
Sinedya DID soar! But VLH is painting herself in WAY too harsh a light - just for the official record! :)
Going back to asking what we need: we need male allies to empower women the same way we are empowering & supporting eachother
@Allie it's starting. Loving the men on this call! Way to take some important steps!
Great question, Marc.
It takes emotional energy...many won't do the hard work. it's why we lose momentum...
Thanks, Victoria, Allie and Marc. Next call!
Thanks for all that you do!
Thank you both for sharing! Have a great day everyone!