Engaging the Feminine in Collective Transformation

What 5 Things We Can Learn from Amanda Fucking Palmer?

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Amanda ‘Fucking’ Palmer is a musician, singer, songwriter, author, TED speaker, and industry disruptor.  The genius in her work and being resonates deeply with the Active Feminine, and can teach us a lot about the deeper intentionality behind the gestures, and what is possible when we consciously nurture our ActivFem side.

Amanda’s TED talk ‘The Art of Asking’ articulates & models what I think of ActivFem values with heart-piercing power and grace. Watch it – it will be well worth the 14 minutes – and share below what you learn from her about:

  • Nakedness & vulnerability – her own & others – physical, emotional, financial, professional, spiritual.
  • Being with whatever emerges.
  • Embodying eros – expressing the power of her physical presence, openness and connectedness.
  • Dancing on the margins – Professionally, and in relation to social norms.
  • Breaking molds and disruptive engagement

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She models, for me, someone who doesn’t just practice vulnerability in occasional, small, carefully administered doses, but who lives vulnerability fully, lives it large, in everything she does. And she does it with grace & wisdom & generosity.

She gives me insight into what a more beautiful world could feel like. I go back and watch this again when I feel myself start to shrink from overwhelm at my own vulnerability.

I love this proclamation found in a tumblr fanpage:

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2 Responses to What 5 Things We Can Learn from Amanda Fucking Palmer?

  1. One way is to change the paradigm. If we move from a paradigm of not enough, which most of us have grown up in, to one of I am enough, and then to I have enough, and finally to we are enough, and we have enough, we have completely turned the current way of thinking most loudly expressed by Trump as he bellows about “let’s make American great again,” on its head. People rip things off because at a very basic level, they feel like they don’t have enough and below that that they are not enough. So….. here’s something we can do. Bring love to each situation, based first on love for ourself and a belief that I am enough, and then extend it to others, with the belief that they are enough and that we all have enough.

  2. So, I just watched this again & was struck at the end by her saying the question is not ‘how do we MAKE people pay for music – but how do we LET people pay for music.’ And I thought – can we adapt that to ‘the question is not how do we MAKE people accept & make room for our scary difference?, but how do we LET people accept and make room for our scary difference?’
    Which is just a micro-version of the question not ‘how do we MAKE social change happen, but how do we LET social change happen?

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