Space, Power and Sexism

When we talk about space, we inevitably talk about power. Those who have power, control the space. This photo was taken on National Association for Women Business Owners Advocacy Day, outside the Dwight Eisenhower Building, after we visited the White House.

We advocated for increased access to capital for women business owners, and for the federal designation of ‘microbusiness’, which should apply to 90% of women-owned businesses.

Because when you own a sole proprietorship, financed by bootstrapping, regulations and venture capital that focus on ‘small businesses’ with 300 employees and $3M annual revenue don’t apply to you.

And only 2% of venture capital goes to women-owned businesses.

We only change these statistics by helping one another.

In July, I gave a radio interview on LeadUp for Women’s #Leadwithoutpermission, hosted by Colleen Biggs. Her mission is to support women in empowering one another through their businesses, nonprofits, healing and community.

Earlier that day, @actingyogini shared her yoga practice in the park with me–caterpillars and all–and I made us breakfast.

This week, Practical Sanctuary is teaming up with Close at Hand Innovations, a woman-owned gardenscaping business, to create a popup urban garden in Philadelphia. Lauch is this Friday, September 6, 2418 Martha St. from 4-7PM. Come visit!

And that’s just a tiny snapshot of all the love, vision, kindness, practical and moral support I receive from the women around me, year in and year out, through so many iterations, epiphanies, meltdowns, brainstorms and do-overs.

I hope I support all of you as well as you support me. Thank you!!

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

More to Read

Eccentric Genius Habitat Intervention

Are you an eccentric genius?

You’re in the right place, darling.

In this free e-course, you will discover:

The ONE design mistake that NEARLY ALL HUMANS make in their habitats, and how to fix it in 15 minutes. (You will roll your eyes. And cry.)

Three senses your kindergarten teacher didn’t mention. (And how they make you a NINJA.)

The design trend which created an epidemic of shut-ins. (NOT COVID-19. Some of us now know the meaning of schadenfreude.)

Why Febreze is EVIL. (There should be a warning label.)

What kinds of light fixtures will be BANNED when the establishment comes to its senses.

What color has to do with hormones. (And how to leverage it–St. John’s Wort, piffle!)

What NEVER to do, ever ever, if you do not wish to induce psychosis, extreme depression, vertigo, or actual regurgitation in guests and members of your own family. (We all love those Bad Examples.)

Practical Sanctuary, Sensory Interior Design

Practical Sanctuary, sensory interior design, specializes in interior design for highly sensitive people.
We help you create spaces which are: