Power, Part I

There have been a few moments that have floored me recently. And I like to think that I’m rarely floored. My intent is to discuss one at a time until I run out. In trying to figure out if there’s any recurring theme to these moments, I have determined there is. That commonality is “power.” In particular:

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Lean With It/Rock With It

From amazon.com. Been a while since I gave a book recommendation…

I feel like a bad feminist. And not in the Roxane Gay sense. More like in the literal sense.

A female colleague of mine recently was talking about a “Lean In” group she was running on campus, and I asked her, “I’ve heard of that…I kinda know it’s about women in the workplace, but beyond that I have zero clue. What exactly are you leaning in…to???”

She gave me an example of a way *I* had taught her to “lean in.”

Deep breaths, because I’m still not sure what “lean in” is after this description, or really what newsflash I was providing…

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