Pay Us. There’s a belief that because (some) women are natural caregivers and community builders that it is our role in society to do this work for free. That reinforces the pay gap and it marginalizes our contributions to society. The amount of income and wealth that is lost over free labor is staggering, and if we want to close the pay gap we need to rethink what we expect of women and hone in on how they deserve to be compensated for their skills.
You know what we want? More women in power
That would require us to actually spend money in their shops and cafes, vote for them, hire them, and pay them what they are worth despite the fact that they are over qualified, not qualified enough, loud, bossy, timid, weak, too smart, not smart enough, too fat, not curvy enough, black, brown, in their childbearing years, or over the age of 50. Did we miss anything here?
When I was 17-years-old, the only thing that I wanted to do was ski powder. So, like most responsible teenagers, I picked a university near a ski hill, identified a major that scheduled classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and left the desert for the mountains. My parents didn’t approve, understand, or believe in my lifestyle choices.
There’s been a major awakening in the collective consciousness as of late. For the first time in history White folks are truly leaning into and holding space for the impact of racism and the experiences of POC.
For many of us who are looking to turn our calling into our career, there are endless amounts of tactical business books. But quite a bit of the real real gets left out, particularly when you’re trying to build a purpose driven business. Here’s four things that I’ve learned over the years that have helped me with Coalition Snow and Sisu Magazine.
Instagram makes me feel really bad about myself. I think I need help, but I’m too embarrassed to talk to any of my close friends about it. My self-esteem is deeply affected by how well my posts do or don’t do.
For the past 20 years I’ve chased more powder days more than I have paychecks. I have banked some incredible experiences, from month-long river trips down the Grand Canyon to heli-skiing in Alaska, to cycling across Africa.
I was having a conversation tonight with 2 white cis males about my experiences working as a woman in the ski industry and being a woman in general. Trying to focus on small achievable goals like changing vernacular used commonly like “Don’t be a pussy,” do anything “like a girl,” and general insults that center around female body parts or attributes.
For Day 4, we’re sharing an excerpt of an interview with Kriste Peoples, the founder of Black Women’s Alliance about how women can reclaim their own stories and speak their truth.
Last March, tucked along side half a dozen articles about social enterprises, development in the Global South, and the tech industry in my email, was the headline “Better If It’s Man Made.”