One Pen One Page October 4, Amanda Gorman PoetLos Angeles, CAPhotos by Anna ZhangStory by Lauri Levenfeld These days in such volatile political and social times, it is more relevant and necessary than ever to understand the power of our words; how they impact, change, benefit or harm ourselves and others around us. With social media and other technological means to manifest and exploit, it is now mandatory that our words be well constructed, thoughtful and impeccable.
My wife used to be a doula and childbirth educator. In her classes, she would begin by asking the women to describe a previous birthing experience.
Most of the ones they described were negative, thanks to bad interactions with doctors or hospitals. As the women told their stories, they began to see that personal experiences they had thought were unique were actually common.
The deep connections between personal experience and larger social structures have real consequences when you consider that women are greatly underrepresented in our political leadership. Institutional sexism is embedded in our culture and politics. It is about the exercise of power on the lives of individuals.
Each year the institute chooses 25 elected officials to participate in a year of leadership development. Membership is not meant to be merely an award or recognition. In selecting individuals for our program we consider performance, leadership, integrity, commitment to public service and concern about the role of women in government.
As she reports, research shows that women in leadership positions prioritize different issues than men do, particularly those that involve children and families. They take a more collaborative approach to leadership and a more bipartisan approach to governing, and they often are the public officials most accessible to marginalized or underrepresented populations.
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