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Natasha Troop – My Woman of the Day (Celebrating Womanhood 2012)

Celebrating Womanhood is an Event Hosted by Living, Learning, and Loving Life, Cabin Goddess, CrazyLadyx5, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave, Tea With Dee, alchemyofscrawl, and Retro Housewife Goes Green.

For one day let’s drown out negativity and celebrate the beauty and pride of women.

Oh did I have to scramble today, because I had this wonderful self-empowered piece on celebrating womanhood all ready to post. I was totally stoked and it was done, then I read an article today and thought, wait. I have taken my womanhood for granted. When I bled, I bitched, when I got cranky I blamed the bleeding and ate chocolate and when my ass got fat I blamed the man for buying me the chocolate and the chocolate. I complained about not being treated equal, or being patted on the head with the “that’s alright, honey, you’re just a woman after all” gesture.  I learned from an early age to use my “pillows” and my bedroom eyes to get what I wanted. I flaunted and flirted and got out of speeding tickets. But wait, is this really what I want to talk about while supporting and celebrating womanhood?

Not very positive things right? But it worked. In the end, I kind of feel guilty. Then I read this incredible piece today written by one of the most amazing women I have had the privilege of becoming friends with, but one whose label of “woman” can possibly be called to question. A woman who I have spotlighted many times on my blog, and an amazing Indie author to boot. To me, she is what we woman should remember to embody, she knows who she is and who she was and how all of who was and is .. is still her.. still following me? OK mouse over and scroll down till you see the pretty pink embedded magazine, FROCK Turn to page 38, make it full screen, zoom and read a recently published article “Warning this Label May Be Dangerous To Wear”  by Natasha Troop. Then take a look mirror and give yourself a hand, pretty awesome woman huh?

Natasha Troop - Woman of the Day

 

Natasha grew up in Southern California and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Comparative Literature. She also holds Masters Degrees in both Secondary Education and Creative Writing. Natasha currently lives in the Phoenix area with her spouse, son, daughter and menagerie of pets, including a Basset named Moose and a very overprotective collie dog. Aside from writing and teaching high school students to love theatre

These days it seems that some people want us to be ashamed of being women. They want us to believe that we’re less: less intelligent, less important, less human. There is so much negativity out there. For one day, we want to flood the internet with positive messages about women. On September 16, 2012 we’re going to write positive blog posts about women, and we invite you to join us.

Go tell your friends. Blog about it, tweet it, post it on Facebook and Google+. Join the Facebook page and share it. Use the hashtag #womenrock to help spread the word. Let’s make such a positive statement that we drown out the negative remarks.

Celebrating Womanhood September 16th Event!These days it seems that some people want us to be ashamed of being women. They want us to believe that we’re less: less intelligent, less important, less human. There is so much negativity out there. For one day, we want to flood the internet with positive messages about women. On September 16, 2012 we’re going to write positive blog posts about women, and we invite you to join us.

 

 


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12 Comments

  1. Hi Kriss,

    That was an interesting article. Labels are a funny thing. They try and put us in a box. Do we really need them? What would our lives be like if we did not go around trying to define everything? Interesting to ponder. I think that Natasha is doing a great thing by trying to educate people on her unique situation. However fascinating it might be, she does need to just live her life and it would certainly help if people understood her situation better! Thanks for sharing that.
    Show me some love!

  2. Just stopping by from the blog hop 🙂

    Great post honey, and great Blog!

    Xx
    Show me some love!

  3. Cheers to women! I remember those old flirty days! Dropping by from the hop. Have a cool day! 🙂
    Show me some love!

  4. Well, she definitely educated me. It would never have occurred to me that for her now call her self “just a woman”, it would negate her entire pre-op life. Having never been in that situation, it just wouldn’t have crossed my mind. Thank you for sharing that, Kriss.
    Show me some love!

  5. Great post, Kriss! Thanks for sharing Natasha’s piece!
    Show me some love!

  6. Awesome! I have known a couple trans women, both pre-op, post-op and no-op-required (she’s my favorite; she refuses to let anyone care about her “pink bits” as she puts it). I very much admire all these wonderful women, and I thank you for this terrific post!
    Show me some love!

  7. Fascinating insight.

    I feel very privileged. I’ve never felt labelled as anything other than Lesley, I have always felt empowered. But growing up as I did in Africa, I know there are still many women who suffer injustice daily x.

    http://livingwithmomscancer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/things-my-mother-never-taught-me.html

  8. Natasha did a great job really loved the piece.
    Show me some love!

  9. yeah, women can do anything same like those great people out there and Natasha has shown her greatness as a woman.

  10. Interesting article. I have a Facebook friend who is also trans-gendered (or whatever label one would like to use). I didn’t realize she was at first, although it wouldn’t have mattered. She, too, once mentioned the difficulty in getting appropriate medical care and insurance. Until then, I hadn’t even thought of that. Thanks for sharing such an intriguing story and viewpoint.

  11. Heh, I’m so ready for the bleeding to be over!

    • I just saw this FOR SOME REASON (my gmail is evil) ROFLMAO yes thank god the Auntie Flow has been banished from my house.

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