Event Recap — ‘Practicing for Life’ Event #3 on Being ‘Enough’

Hi all!

 

Just wanted to post a recap for any of y’all who weren’t able to attend the event on Friday.

We started out with a check-in about in what areas of our life we felt we were ‘not enough’. We followed that up with a reading from Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly on scarcity mentality and feeling like we will never be enough. After the reading, here are some questions we discussed:
What makes us feel like we are not enough?
 
Can feeling ‘not enough’ ever be motivating, or is it only damaging?
 
How does the act of deciding which activities to engage in set us up for feeling like certain activities will leave us feeling like we are enough?
 
What are some practical ways to begin from a place of feeling like we are enough?
 
Some important takeaways included that we can use healthy competition, not scarcity mentality, to improve ourselves while still feeling like we are enough. If you would like a PDF of the reading, please reach out to Lucas at blawrenc@stanford.edu for a scanned copy.
Please come through for our last event next Friday, 3.10 at 4 PM to talk about Brene Brown’s book Rising Strong.
 
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please email Lucas at blawrenc@stanford.edu.

Femtastic Friday: Week 7

Happy Friday!

It’s Parents’ Weekend! If your parents are here, have a restorative time with them. If not, take some time to call home or friends from home to reconnect.

What’s New in the WCC

The Feminist Voices Podcast

Curated by Mysia Anderson and Nya Hughes

Listen Here!

The Ambassador Program’s

“Practicing for Life: A Series on Ordinary Courage” Discussion Series

[IN 15 MINUTES] Daring Greatly: Taking Risks and Making Mistakes 2/24 at 4 pm

Rising Strong: Practicing Ordinary Courage 3/10 at 4 pm

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We welcome people of all genders, identities and backgrounds!

Upcoming Events

Navigating Non-Profit Careers

Monday, Feb 27th 12:30-1:30 PM

@ The WCC (1st floor of the Firetruck House)

Lunch will be provided!

RSVP Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/587908504735924/

Panel Discussion and Q&A with Senator Wendy Davis

Tuesday, Feb 28th 8-9:30 PM

@ CEMEX Auditorium

RSVP REQUIRED

Week 8 is Wellness Week, and the WCC is hosting a wellness event!

Self Care Night

Saturday, Mar 4th 8-10PM

@ the WCC

Interesting Reads and Other News

Merriam-Webster tweets about the definition of feminism

Have a great weekend!!

Femtastic Friday: Week 6

Happy Friday! Congratulations on making it through Week 6! You are strong, you are valued, you are important.

What’s New in the WCC

The Feminist Voices Podcast

Curated by Mysia Anderson and Nya Hughes

Recording with Three Unicorns coming soon!

Listen Here

The Ambassador Program’s

“Practicing for Life: A Series on Ordinary Courage” Discussion Series

Daring Greatly: Taking Risks and Making Mistakes 2/24 at 4 pm

Rising Strong: Practicing Ordinary Courage 3/10 at 4 pm

We welcome people of all genders, identities and backgrounds!

Upcoming Events

Navigating Nonprofit careers

Monday February 27th, 12:30pm

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Interesting Reads and Other News

Consider what enjoyment might mean in a time where political engagement is more important than ever in this article by The Guardian.

Want to get to know feminism better? Here’s a place to start thinking.

Femtastic Friday: Week 5

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Happy Friday! We hope you’ve been taking care of yourselves during this rainy week!

What’s New in the WCC

The Ambassador Program’s

“Practicing for Life: A Series on Ordinary Courage” Discussion Series

Daring Greatly: Taking Risks and Making Mistakes 2/24 at 4 pm

Rising Strong: Practicing Ordinary Courage 3/10 at 4 pm

We welcome people of all genders, identities and backgrounds!

Upcoming Events

Impact on Campus

Self defense workshop with Impact Bay Area

Monday, February 13th

4:30-6 PM

Women’s Community Center

Bridging Medicine + Social Impact

Monday, February 13th

12:30-1:30 PM

Women’s Community Center

*Lunch included!

Microaggressions

Monday, February 13th

El Centro Chicano y Latino

Academic Skills Session

Tuesday, February 14th

12:30-1:30 PM

Women’s Community Center

*Lunch included

Feminist Discussion Nights

Every Sunday night!

8-10 PM

Women’s Community Center

Interesting Reads and Other News

Check out an article from The New Yorker titled “The Case Against Contemporary Feminism” that talks about Jessa Crispin, “who believes that the push to make feminism universally palatable has negated the meaning of the ideology writ large” and her new book “Why I Am Not A Feminist”

Looking for a new (or updated) view on feminism? Check out the Transfeminist Manifesto!

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Femtastic Friday: Week 4

Happy Friday! Congratulations on making it to the end of Week 4!

What’s New in the WCC

The Feminist Voices Podcast

Curated by Mysia Anderson and Nya Hughes

Episode 1 | featuring A-lan Holt

Listen Here

The Ambassador Program’s

“Practicing for Life: A Series on Ordinary Courage” Discussion Series

I Thought it Was Just Me (But it Isn’t): Shame Resilience 2/10 at 4 pm

Daring Greatly: Taking Risks and Making Mistakes 2/24 at 4 pm

Rising Strong: Practicing Ordinary Courage 3/10 at 4 pm

We welcome people of all genders, identities and backgrounds!

Upcoming Events

People’s State of the Union: Story Circle Workshop

Friday, February 3rd

4:00-6:00 pm

Women’s Community Center

Apply to the Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship

Information about the fellowship is available online at bit.ly/GenderEquityFellowship.

Applications are due Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:59pm.

We welcome those of all genders, identities, and backgrounds to apply!

American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Friday, February 3rd

4:00-5:00 pm

Florence Moore Main Lounge

Stanford Women in Business Shark Tank Challenge

Tuesday, February 7th

6:30 to 7:30 PM

Women’s Community Center

RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/SWIB-STC

Art of Negotiation

Wednesday, February 8th

5:30 pm

Women’s Community Center

Food is provided!

https://wcc.stanford.edu/events/art-negotiation-0

Interesting Reads and Other News

Help cheer Stanford Women’s Basketball to victory this Friday and get Coach VanDerveer to 1000 career wins this Friday, Feb. 3 vs. USC at 6 PM at Maples Pavilion! There are only three coaches in basketball history (men’s and women’s) to achieve this milestone. Join in the celebration! You can read more about this historic moment here.

People took to social media in response to President’s Trump comments about women needing to “dress like women.” Check out how people showed what #DressLikeAWoman really means.