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We Are The Culture Makers

What’s a Culture Maker? You don’t have to have a fancy title or an artsy career to be a culture-maker (but you can if you want to!). When you get brave and go first and...

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What is Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand? ⁠(FLEB)⁠

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The Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand. An introduction.

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Caregiving isn’t only about what we do for each other in times of crisis. It’s not only needed when there’s a diagnosis.It’s what we need to rise, together.

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White Men

Instead of trying to convince people that racism and sexism exist, let’s document, discuss and confront privilege. It’s uncomfortable but it provokes change.

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The Mandatory, Frogmarched Return of The Good Girl

Leaders, teachers, women: do not urge me to be happy. Encourage me to be whole.

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Women are jealous, women pull up the ladder. Lies.

Women are jealous? Women pull up the ladder? Balderdash. Nearly every one of my accomplishments can be traced back to the women in my life.

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You are Light

Imagine a concert with lighters and phones in the air. That is us, the people who love. The people who welcome.Keep lighting and relighting your lamp.

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Don’t (Just) Unfriend Them

Preaching to the converted is pleasant but unproductive. In the name of justice, in the name of love, keep talking with people who are getting it wrong.

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Before You Hit Share on Facebook, Do This

Before you repost that sweet meme, take a second to check where it’s coming from. You may be amplifying your opponent when sharing social media content.

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Every week, I send you a

Sunday Love Letter

I write them so that…

  1. You remember your culture-making power
  2. You have the inspiration + tools you need to grow a future in which we all flourish
Are you in?

**We Are Growing The Institutions of The Future** ⁠
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I believe in the culture makers.⁠
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It might not feel like it, but right now -- at our home offices, tiny studios, kitchen tables, massage tables, hot desks, in our garages -- we are growing the institutions of the future.⁠
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Many of our most politically significant national organizations started off in someone's living room as a mutual aid society.⁠
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Many a movement kicked off as a meeting around a kitchen table.⁠
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A whole lot of businesses get started at kitchen tables, too -- or in garages.⁠
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And then they grow into culture-shaping, culture-making institutions.⁠
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So....what you're doing right now really matters. ⁠
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The challenge for culture-making entrepreneurs is that a lot of the tools for growing businesses + audiences are NOT tools we want to carry into the future.⁠
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Take status quo marketing, for example. ⁠
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Being visible and marketing are game-changing business skills-- ones we need to get our messages out into the world, make sales, and grow.⁠
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AND...mainstream marketing systems use shaming and subconscious triggers to get people to buy. ⁠
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They leverage pain & scarcity so people will buy to 'solve' the problem.⁠
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Using high-risk "persuasion" tactics and mental/social triggers is something mainstream marketers brag about (!!!!) and teach.⁠
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This is the NORM.⁠
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These are all dominance tactics. And dominance is not a practice I plan to carry into the future.⁠
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We do NOT have to pour oppressive practices into the foundations of our future institutions.⁠
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That's why I know that developing new-world business practices, through a systemic lens,  is necessary. ⁠
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Learning how to message + grow audiences and sales IS important for our businesses right now AND for the institutions we're growing.⁠
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That's why I teach business through a systemic, feminist lens -- so we have the tools we need to rise & thrive, right now... ...AND in the better future we're growing, together.⁠
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Let's make money AND justice.⁠
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#WeAreTheCultureMakers⁠
www.kellydiels.com⁠
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Maybe long-term exploitation is why we feel anxious about money.⁠
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No maybe about it.⁠
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#moneyANDjustice⁠
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