I will be telling the stories of people who are living like culture rebels from time to time on the blog. Stories inspire and so I couldn’t think of a better start to our “meet culture rebels” section than to introduce you to a whole group of culture-rebels I’m proud to know; the Redbud Writers Guild.
They are a “new breed” of women. Women who are no longer bound by jealousy and competition. Women who are able to cheer for and promote one another without agenda. Women who know that their voice matters, and the ladies around them have voices that matter as well. Women who are coming out of isolation and fear and creating culture…. culture that is welcoming, inclusive, giving and empowering. This “new breed” is quite the rebel to what’s been the norm among women, yet alone authors! That’s why I love the buds: their a tad bit rebellious to the old woman of being guarded and aloof. They’ve created a whole new game that will give momentum. A radical new expression making way for God’s girls.
It goes beyond survival and expands to enrich the lives of others. “If there comes a time when the women of the world come together purely for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.” (Matthew Arnold, nineteenth century poet and philosopher)
Besides, “well behaved women rarely make history” (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich)
Imagine women all over began to put aside competition and status and started to unselfishly cheer for one another? What would that do inside of you?
THIS is the Rebel Challenge for the week: can you put aside your first reaction of jealousy or comparison and cheer for even those who threaten you most? Who is one person this week you can swallow your pride and cheer for them… despite what YOU think. Takes guts, it involves taking the harder path. Are you up for it? I believe inside of you lies a dangerous rebel who can change the very atmosphere you carry around you.
I’d love to hear your stories of working this challenge for 1 week! feel free to tell them in the comments or send me a message at email@example.com
It’s time to stand up and be a rebel.