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FarmHer: Speaking Up, Speaking Out
In recent months, we have seen many difficult issues surrounding women bubble to the surface. Stories of mistreatment from boardrooms to Hollywood, and even the farm field, rocked our world. Women everywhere began to find solidarity in sharing their stories.
As a result, a sweeping change seems to be under way, from politics to corporations. As a woman, this outcry makes me proud, but it also makes me wonder, where do I go from here? I don’t think this is an issue of men vs. women or a declaration of feminism, but rather an issue of how we treat each other as human beings.
As women are taking the initiative to speak up and use their voices and influence to demand real change, I have decided to look inward. How have I enabled this type of behavior, and how can I change myself to affect the world around me? For me, the change starts with speaking up for myself and thinking before I speak. I also need to speak up for my friends and women I don’t know when they don’t have the ability to speak up for themselves, making sure they know that they have people on their side.
One of the ways I can share my voice is through FarmHer events. With a goal of empowering, inspiring, and connecting women in agriculture, these events are the perfect place for women of all ages to work together to find their voice, follow their passion, speak up, and speak out.
So, I challenge myself and I challenge you: Let us continue what has begun. Whether you are a man or a woman, young or old, outspoken or quiet, you have the power to say something. When you do, maybe the person in question will think twice before hurting someone else.
For more information on a FarmHer event near you, visit farmher.com.