Self Worth

We Are The Culture Makers

By Kelly Diels / February 9, 2018 / Comments Off on 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. You have that power. We all do.

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The Girl He Was Living With At The Time

By Kelly Diels / January 11, 2018 / Comments Off on The Girl He Was Living With At The Time

I have been the nameless girl helping a man build his career. I have written and sent more resumes on behalf of men than I have ever sent for myself.

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How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

By Kelly Diels / September 3, 2017 / Comments Off on How Culture-Makers Vanquish Perfectionism: Publish, Then Polish

Perfectionism a form of internalized violence and it keeps us small. Press go before your post or copy is perfect because it will never be perfect.

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You are a Person, Not a Court-Room. You Don’t Need Evidence.

By Kelly Diels / January 4, 2017 /

If I think something is inappropriate, and I don’t want it in my life, that’s all I need to say to take action.I don’t need evidence. I need boundaries.

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the perfect woman, violence against women

“The Perfect Woman” is a form of Violence Against Women

By Kelly Diels / October 13, 2016 /

When we encourage or teach other women (or ourselves) to be The Perfect Woman, we are doing harm. The Perfect Woman is a form of violence against women.

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I’m Bored with Beauty and Body Love. I’d like to be Body Neutral.

By Kelly Diels / September 2, 2016 /

If I don’t hate myself then I don’t struggle to love myself, you know? I don’t want body love. I want to be free to be body neutral.

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#tbt Toes in the Sand but NO PEDI. Also, The Beauty Myth then and now.

By Kelly Diels / March 25, 2016 /

The Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand is the new beauty myth. It’s a movement that stokes female insecurity and shame and then pretends to ameliorate it.

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The Price of Women’s Time, Because ‘Time is a Feminist Issue’

By Kelly Diels / January 31, 2016 / Comments Off on The Price of Women’s Time, Because ‘Time is a Feminist Issue’

I have zero desire to continue cosigning inequitable systems or unprotested problems with my unconscious contributions and my uncompensated time.

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The Context for The Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brrand

Not Enough Compensation in the World

By Kelly Diels / January 25, 2016 /

Empowerment is when we are in community with each other and working collectively. Because there’s not enough compensation in the world for anything less.

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