Keeping in theme with the last post on civilian/executive/individual lessons to be gained from the warrior class... I LOVE this quote from Pressfield's book DO THE WORK.
Between fitness and leadership coaching trends of the past decade promising civilians a taste of elite warfighter lifestyles and - even at times the adoption of their skill sets - I have always been not a fan of these programs/marketing tactics.
LITERALLY the only thing any of us have in common with SEALs is the choice to quit.
At those moments, the only variables that remain are 1) The value you ascribe to continuing your current path; or 2) The consequences - both short and long term - for quitting.
Nothing else. Answer those questions honestly to yourself and you can live with the outcome that you choose.
Ida Bell Wells (July 16, 1862 to March 25, 1931), better known as Ida B. Wells, was an African-American journalist, abolitionist and feminist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s.
Born a slave in 1862, Ida B. Wells was the oldest daughter of James and Lizzie Wells. The Wells family were decreed free about six months after Ida's birth. Living in Mississippi, they were restricted by discriminatory rules and practices. Losing her parents and to yellow fever at 16 Ida was forced to drop out of school for a time to take care of her siblings before eventually become
Most famous for her anti-lynching campaign in 1892. Three African-American men — Tom Moss, Calvin McDowell and Will Stewart — set up a grocery store. Their new business drew customers away from a white-owned store in the neighborhood, and the white store owner and his supporters clashed with the three men on a few occasions. One night, Moss and the others guarded their store against attack and ended up shooting several of the white vandals. They were arrested and brought to jail, but they didn't have a chance to defend themselves against the charges. A lynch mob took them from their cells and murdered them. Wells wrote articles decrying the lynching of her friend and the wrongful deaths of other African Americans. Putting her own life at risk, she spent two months traveling in the South, gathering information on other lynching incidents.
One editorial seemed to push some of the city's whites over the edge. A mob stormed the office of her newspaper, destroying all of her equipment. Fortunately, Wells was in New York City at the time. She was warned that she would be killed if she ever returned to Memphis.
Staying in the North, Wells wrote an in-depth report on lynching in America for the New York Age, an African-American newspaper run by former slave T. Thomas Fortune.
Wells’ name lives on via the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. #HappyBirthday#HBD#womenshistory#blackhistory#FightLikeaGirl#journalist#reporter#Persist#resist#RiseUp
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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” Ida B. Wells-Barnett was an accomplished journalist, educator, anti-lynching activist and a founding member of the NAACP. Happy Birthday to this trailblazer for women’s rights and Civil Rights movement leader! Artwork by @wunderali @groundbreakinggirls
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american intelligence officials: “the detailed charges in this indictment [of 12 russian intelligence agents] make it unmistakably clear that the united states faces an aggressive, sophisticated adversary bent on using cyber means to subvert our democratic processes & institutions.” (quote via @washingtonpost)
trump: “my people came to me, dan coats came to me, some others, they said they think it’s russia. I have putin. he just said it’s not russia. I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be.”
(quote via @businessinsider)
america: um, yes, can confirm it is unmistakably clear that the united states faces an aggressive, sophisticated adversary: his name is trump.
Sometimes I wish I never invested time in understanding the struggles of folx of color and becoming so worked up by the -isms of the world... But then I realize how all the color in my life has played a role in bringing the most vibrant people into my existence.
not okay with the suffering death part, but yeah. trump is a proven traitor today. we already knew it. now there is proof given before the whole world. it’s time to bang on the doors of congress until they comply with the law & will of the people.
After seeing the video of the racist asshole in the subway calling black folks n*****s, I feel the need to reaffirm myself as an ally, because shit is truly f-d up. Any white/light skinned/privileged person who doesn't speak up and call other folks out on this bullshit is a coward.
Today was a day for the books! It started off with a room full of amazing women. The Women's Rights and Resistance brunch was inspiring to say the least.
Then @wewillwomen team hosted a legislative coffee date with the city clerk of Chicago Anna Valencia. I was so impressed. She is all in for the right reasons and I am all about it. We talked mental health, equity, women in the workplace amongst other things.
I am ready to fight. I am ready to lead. We will move Illinois forward.
Today was a hard day for much of the country. Sometimes we all need a little help to navigate uncharted waters. So, after writing and calling your elected officials and reminding people to vote on your social media accounts, please do something for yourself today in terms of self care. Maybe take a walk, read a chapter in a book you've been wanting to finish, buy/pick some fresh flowers, have a floor picnic with a Netflix marathon, take a bubble bath... Do something to refill your cup. 🚣♀️🚣♂️🚣♀️🚣♂️
⚜️Calling all Mums ⚜️ I mean as a Mum, when was the last time you said YES to something just for you!
What if by saying YES to an exciting opportunity you got 🍷 delivered every month? What if that also could mean it was FREE every month? What if I said it could also mean an income for you to help with rent, car payment or go towards a family holiday! What if I said that saying YES could mean $2900 this month?
Drop me a YES in the comment section below.
This is YOUR time to shine ✨
Day 1 of my new program and I’m so excited to do this 😁😁😁!! Lifting weights and HIIT will kick your butt (in a great way 😉). Easy meal plan, superfoods, accountability and the support of an amazing community of people who are all doing the same thing!!! Find your community! If you have been looking for change...THIS IS IT!!! JUMP!
Happy to Celebrate Love with my love. In today’s society, we still need events like #pride to remind us of the struggles that gays have faced in the past and those we continue to have to fight everyday. It isn’t easy being gay. And now with this administration, it’s getting harder. The Republican majority in the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to a funding bill that would allow federally-funded adoption agencies to DISCRIMINATE against LGBTQ families. It’s hard to celebrate love when it’s being taken so easily away from us. But here we are. We must #persist to #resist .
And with that my rainbow instagram feed is complete. But I think I’m keeping it going... #yay
Monday Logic with UC:
I only have one word. POSE @poseonfx The new show by @fxnetworks (from the writers/creators of Glee, Scream Queens, American Horror Show, Eat Pray Love, Nip/Tuck, etc.) premiered this June and it is literally EVERYTHING. Pure, fabulous, excellent magic. POSE is centered about the young LGBTQ community of color and the drag ball culture in 1980s New York. YAAAAASSS, honey!!! What makes POSE like no other show I have ever seen, is the fact that it so beautifully illustrates the profound marginalization, the undeniable sparkle, the fierceness, the beauty, the humanity, and the struggle for a voice and recognition among a whole generation of young LGBTQ people of color.
When I was in grad school, I had the privilege of spending almost two years inside the world of homeless LGBTQ youth in Chicago. This show took me back to that time in my life, which informed so much of what I do today. The resilience and raw beauty in this community is so beyond fly and fresh, and POSE embodies all of it.
Bottom Line: POSE will lift you up, school you, love you, and inspire you. Watch it...immediately, if not sooner.
Under US federal law, treason is defined as “whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere.” So, impeachment is next, right? Right?!! (2.25-inch protest pin) LINK TO SHOP IN BIO
This is Rob... Rob is 61 years young... Rob does things HIS way... Rob finished 100 snatches non-stop today... Bonny did it with him... just cos... this is why I LOVE BKS... our members are there to support each other... #club100
“Every time I doubt myself, I think about this. The only difference between me and someone whose accomplishments I admire, is a belief that they could do it. Be your own hype man or woman, cuz you are just as dope as they are.” - @takema76 #MotivationMonday