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Soraya Chemaly discusses the harm in women suppressing anger. Ultimately, this is steps backwards, because women’s anger is essential in the fight for equality. Finally, she urges women to embrace their anger, as it can be a strong tool in evoking discussion.
“The real danger of our anger isn’t that it will break bonds or plates. It’s that it exactly shows how seriously we take ourselves, and we expect other people to take us seriously as well. When that happens, chances are very good that women will be able to smile when they want to.“
Elizabeth Gilbert speaks about the the myth of the suffering artist. Then, she discusses unlearning this expectation. Gilbert suggests we encourage artists to embrace their creativity. Moreover, she believes we can reduce this expectation, thus allowing artists to flourish.
“I think it’s better if we encourage our great creative minds to live.”
Amy Cuddy discusses the human capacity to change self-perception. She highlights the benefits of power posing for women, as they tend to suffer with confidence. Moreover, her research on body language fascinatingly ties together various scientific fields. Finally, she notes simple ways to increase self-confidence.
“Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes.”
Brené Brown celebrates empathy. In addition, she warns us about the effects of numbing ourselves . Furthermore, she emphasizes the importance of acknowledging our feelings. Without a doubt, once we do this we are more able to comprehend ourselves and others.
“This is the world we live in. We live in a vulnerable world. And one of the ways we deal with it is we numb vulnerability. “
After the genocide in Rwanda, Agnes Binagwaho returned to her home. Then, she and other women reconstructed their community. Along wit closing the gender gap in education, Binagwaho touches on education initiatives for women. Read about some of her accomplishments and the results of her reconstructed community.
“I have learned that if we focus on women’s education, we improve their life positively as well as the well-being of their community”
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