Battle Cry of The Universal Sisterhood (a poem) by Emily A. Filmore

Warning: this piece deals with the topics of sexual assault and consent. Please proceed with caution.

The importance and magnitude of

The Universal Sisterhood

has penetrated the collective female consciousness since the simple “I’m with hers” weren’t enough.

Now, we feel it in our bones.

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Powerful by Empire (ft. Alicia Keys and Jussie Smollett) should be every family's anthem

I wish every child would know, feel and believe the power of the words of this song to their core.

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EVERY ACT IS AN ACT OF SELF-DEFINITION

This week my goal has been to write the next lesson for the School of the New Spirituality's website CwGforParents.com. The Conversations with God concept I've had in mind is "Every act is an act of self-definition." Little did I know that I would have the opportunity to experience this very concept in real time… well, I guess I should have expected the Universe (by the “Universe” I understand I am saying myself) to present me with an instance of that which I write, as happens when I am writing about anything! But seriously, Self, did it have to coincide with the U.S. gun debate?  A matter which I had most definitely decided against writing about? Ah, therein lies the rub! I had avoided the topic, so I, and the Universe, made sure I had to confront my own fears and feelings about it to be sure I understood. Well played, my friend. Well played.

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