This quote from director and screenwriter, Ava DuVernay, is strong! I mean, clear your throat cause you almost choked kind of strong.
Take what we want. Do you know what kind of mind shift has to happen in order to do that? That’s a conquerors mentality for sure and I think I read somewhere that we are more than conquerors!
Yet I know there are a lot of women who don’t have the courage to ask for what they want; let alone comfortable with the idea of taking anything.
Are we really living in a culture of permission? Especially when women who ask and especially those who take are deemed “not nice” or unlady like and pay the consequence for asking.
This is definitely next level kind of thinking.
I’ll do my part and train women to ask.
Taking what you want is another workshop altogether.
Lisa N. Alexander is the author and founder of This Woman Knows and What Million-Dollar Brands Know. She is an award-winning filmmaker, director, producer, and writer and is the owner of PrettyWork Creative.