Fire & brimstone level fear

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I used to feel ashamed about so many aspects of my life that I forgot myself and started to seek approval for my hobbies, clothing preferences, research and parenting. I forgot that it was an option to decide for myself. Over time, I slowly hid the qualities that made me uniquely me. They weren’t gone though. They were just muted. …

The world is waiting for your revolution.

The world is waiting for your revolution.

Michelle Morkert burnout, coaching, community, confidence, courage, feminism, feminist coaching, feminist revolution, gender, gender norms, gender roles, imposter syndrome, Michelle Morkert Coaching, self-doubt, sexism

Lately I’ve been thinking about what a personal revolution looks like in my life.  My revolution is fueled by love and feminism, coaching and teaching, courage and humor, empowerment and possibility – mine and yours.   Imagine what your life will feel like when you shed the fear that keeps you stuck, when you take the risk to live your …

“Ungodly Matriarchy”

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Feminist hear the ABCD’s of gender slurs regularly.  BIPOC feminists experience the most vile threats.  As a white feminist, my race privilege insulates me.   Haters on social media who would not recognize me if we were standing in line next to one another at Starbucks ordering identical drinks, called me dangerous, immoral and radical.   They called me feminist, …

I’m not going to meet misogyny in the middle.

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I’m not going to meet white supremacy culture in the middle either.   In fact, I’m coming for both of them.  Here’s how. I coach women who  refuse to tiptoe around power structures and their fragile leaders.  I coach women who recognize that imposter syndrome is a toxic effect of patriarchy.  I coach women who won’t play by someone else’s …

Liberation!

Liberation!

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I thought that I needed to wait for “something” to happen before I could be free.  I told myself to work hard, be perfect (good luck with that!) and try to exceed the expectations of each situation. I told myself to wait until: I left a toxic workplace I finished my dissertation and publish my own research I stopped caring …

Laying it all out there for the whole world to see…

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I love watching singles tennis.   Last night I rewatched the 2019 Wimbledon semifinal match between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal because I’ve missed watching live tennis during the pandemic.   Growing up, my mother and I would watch Wimbledon on television every year.  I remember Billie Jean King and Martina Navatralova.  Pete Sampras, Rafa Nadal, and Roger Federer.  Venus, Serena, Coco.   …

I had to get out of my own way…

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It’s blueberry season in IL and I’ve never been more excited about the local crop than I am this year because I eat them for breakfast daily. It’s been part of my “eating the rainbow” habit this summer. Blueberries in a smoothie – check! Blueberries in oats – check! Blueberries with sausage – check! As you can imagine, I was …

Syllabus for Showing Up: July

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“Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered.  We must hold each other tight and continue to pull back the veil.”  adrienne maree brown Contact Info: Site Michelle@michellemorkert.com Objectives:  Get curious about what’s possible and change the world. Unit 1: Pulling Back the Veil Readings: Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us by Roxane Gay    Eventually doctors will find a …

I’m faking it!

Michelle Morkert censorship, confidence

A professional who I respect shared with me the other day that she fakes it at work because she feels the need to “reassure” others.  This is a smart, prolific, compassionate human.  And, she does care about lots of people and lots of things. She leads a full life that includes family, career, friends, community engagement, hobbies, and volunteerism.  And, she …

Approachability is not in the Job Description

Approachability is not in the Job Description

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There is no shortage of qualified women for leadership roles across diverse professional fields.  In fact, women earn the majority of university degrees with the exception of professional degrees, and they contribute to the workforce in greater numbers than in previous generations.  The question still remains, why are women largely absent from equal representation in leadership?   Implicit or Unconscious …