The best part of a night of feminism (other than the amazing panel discussion) was taking that discussion into the real world over chicken wings and beer. It was having really deep conversations with Michelle (The Batch Makr) about what feminism means to us, and how we can bring it practically into the world we exist in.
… Now add in the way some adults speak to our youth, add in the snide remarks and social stereotypes, and you my friend have a young mother that may start doubting her capabilities; much like a new entrepreneur nursing their first start-up. Being labelled as that "Teen Mom" who "won't graduate", "can't work", "will sit on welfare", did not work for me. Those labels were unfair, unjustified, and uneducated; and I did everything in my power to push against them. That same push to do better has been essential in how I run my business, and I handle negative feedback with the same grace that I would award a snarky mom at the playground, take the genuine feedback, ignore the personal side of it, and work to improve.
I regularly pressure people into the Karma classes on Fridays and Sundays, and love starting my day upside down! There is also nothing better than seeing all the ways your body can move and stretch when you regularly exercise it. I also hate wearing pants (the joy of this entrepreneur lifestyle is getting away with short shorts and leggings 6/7 days a week) so when I stumbled across some of my favourite Instagram Yogis hosting the #RogueYogis Challenge, I jumped right in!
Let's get real! that baby would have totally dumped his mama's coffee all over her new laptop and her white shirt. He would then proceed to pull her glasses off while she frantically tried to save her computer and notebook from the coffee, while not being able to use both hands because then baby would fall off the desk. Also, that chalkboard would be covered in a bazillion finger smudges and the baby would be covered in chalk. All while she tells herself she "thought it would be easier, and what is she doing wrong?"