Into #metoo You See

 Age 29. Just a baby...who actually believed that because lots of people in the south go to church, sexual harassment wouldn't be as common as it had been in LA. It was.  Photo by Mickey Dobo, Nashville, TN

Age 29. Just a baby...who actually believed that because lots of people in the south go to church, sexual harassment wouldn't be as common as it had been in LA. It was.

Photo by Mickey Dobo, Nashville, TN

I am still re-living the feeling I had while I listened to Oprah's Golden Globes speech last night. I couldn't NOT do a podcast on the #metoo movement today. 20 years swam around my mind during her speech. At 23 I left Chicago and Second City for LA, thinking geography would clear up the discomfort of most male dominated meetings and auditions. Then I left LA for Nashville because I figured I could better navigate the shark infested waters of the entertainment industry in a smaller town, with my songs protecting me. Truth is there was no escaping the jaws of creepy, and honestly I didn't COMPLETELY know until last night IT was something that needed to change, not ME. I didn't fully realize that I've long felt unfinished in taking responsibility, because you can't take responsibility FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S STUFF. Listening to Oprah has changed me, and I felt it, as it was happening, in real time. Something old, and scared, and bundled up...unraveled in my soul. I'm tired of tiptoeing and silence. I want to be in a conversation about how a potent feminine woman has the choice to use her masculine energy to protect herself and name that which is no longer acceptable.

So what happened to me? What now? How do we move on from here? That's what I covered this week. I'm interested in a conversation, and I hope you'll listen, and email me and share with me how this is evolving for you.

xoxo

Amy

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Amy Loftus