I’m a Badass Changemaker™ and proud of it. Now you say it.

Recently I answered a post on LinkedIn that asked us to describe ourselves in one word and explain why. Here’s what I wrote:

“Badass. I’ve worked hard for everything I’ve achieved, I am an unstoppable force for good, and a woman to be reckoned with. (For instance, I fearlessly end sentences with prepositions.) And most importantly, I’m finally embracing who I am without apology or shame.”

It felt so good to write that. I’ve spent way too long being concerned that people would think I’m cocky or arrogant or bitchy, or any words used to describe someone who challenges power assumptions.

No more.

I’ve worked hard to become who I am. I’ve been challenged by the military, by parenting, by society’s expectations, and I’ve accomplished more than I ever thought possible.

And I’m not done. Not by a long shot.

I’m a short Jewish chick who has been told repeatedly that I can’t do what I’ve done: race cars, graduate flight school, deploy on a carrier, sing with soul, have purple hair, love everyone.

Change the world.

I’m a Badass Changemaker™, and I’m gathering my tribe. You know who you are. The ones who aren’t satisfied with the status quo of this existence. The ones who want more for their children and their children’s children. The ones who want to leave this world a better place than it was when we came into it.

We have much to do. Challenging modern medicine’s approach to birthing and parenting. Elevating mothers and families on our list of priorities. Getting paid leave in our country, the last industrialized nation without it. Bringing authenticity and love to the forefront of our ideals, ahead of strength and financial success.

Who’s with me? Comment and tell me why you want to be a Badass Changemaker™ too. And there’s a BC website coming too, so be sure to follow me for updates on that.

We can do this. It’s starting.

Love and purple to all of you,



12 thoughts on “I’m a Badass Changemaker™ and proud of it. Now you say it.”

  1. If we all could spread a little sunshine, all could think before we strike…
    We all would be a little closer to the world we’d like

    YOu are DOING IT!!!!

    Love you, Purple Lady!

  2. Hi there, I don’t know about being badass or changing anyone. I really like your post. And I wish you all the best. There are things I think could be better in the world. It frustrates me to see the unjust. I support better birth conditions and paid leave and mostly the bringing of ”authenticity and love to the forefront of our ideals, ahead of strength and financial success.” You put it well.

    As I grow and learn I realize that all I need is to be myself and love myself, then loving others will come naturally. When I love others I automatically choose right over wrong and love over strength and authenticity over financial success. I begin to look for the good in every action that I do. I stop regretting the past and start being me now. I observe myself and through this observation comes realization. I come to see the truth and crave the truth.

    This is what I support. Loving yourself. Start by loving yourself. I’m still working on that one. It looks like you’ve got it down. I don’t want to fight. I support you in journey. I am excited to see it unfold. You sound like a very stronge person with powers untold.

    Have a nice day. And thank you for this post.

    1. Rebekah, I love what you wrote here. And I think a lot of us struggle with self-love, because our society is quick to call us selfish when we look out for ourselves first. But I strongly believe that truly caring for myself first will make me a better caretaker for those I love. Self-sacrifice and martyring our own happiness rarely turn out well.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a lovely day!

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