What Do You Stand For?

Find out at Utne magazine's rEVOLUTIONary women, 11/10-11/13

| October 2005

Dear Utne readers,

What you and I have in common are adventurous spirits and open hearts.

As some of you probably know, we are putting on our first-ever women's event November 10-13, at the Crossings (a wonderful eco spa) so I wanted to tell you why I decided to do it and why you should come.

These are times that demand of all of us that we stand up and speak up. But I know for myself that I throw a lot of internal obstacles in my own way -- the voices that say 'I don't know enough' or 'I'm not good enough' or 'I'm not ready.'



However, my life has taken a course in the last few years that has forced me to show up and speak up in ways I never anticipated and wouldn't have thought myself capable of.

I am blessed to have been bolstered and challenged and inspired by incredible women -- leaders who embody the strengths of the feminine and who have learned to move beyond their own fears and insecurities.