Pitches and Badass Bitches

I’ve been re-thinking my “About” page these days (yes, again).  I read somewhere on the blogosphere not long ago that readers check out the “About” pages on blogs more than one would think, and their impression of them may either turn them on or turn them off. I for one, do peruse the “About” pages after reading a post or two I like on another blogger’s site.  Suffice it to say, I think it’s time to give my “About” page a makeover.

At the very least, it needs some flair. 37 might be over the top when it comes to my blog though.

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I do not have a salesperson personality. I do not want to come across as a salesperson on this blog. Yuck. Just yuck. In fact, I freaking detest being approached by salespeople in a clothing store, or whatever store (or any other setting for that matter). It seriously turns me off. I want to make my own, informed, personal decision when I’m considering a purchase. I don’t tolerate it well when I’m being bombarded with information I didn’t ask for just so I can earn someone a sale. Or a follow.

That being said, I also accept and understand the role of the “pitch”. In my job, I’ve been put in the position of having to attend “speed networking” meetings. These meetings are typically held in assisted living facilities and all attendees are professionals who work for companies and non-profits that serve our aging population. A good chunk of the attendees are marketing folks. So I have learned how to “market” my organization in the span of 3 minutes at a time, because I’ve had to.

So that’s how I’m going to approach making over my “About” page. It’s a pitch, right? I’ve got a lot of overthinking pondering to do on this. Stay tuned.

That brings me to the “Badass Bitch” part of this post. Because truthfully, I’m striving to be one. With my blog of course-but I will not limit my pursuit of personal badassiness to just that.

But enough about me.

Let me tell you about the women I find to be particularly badass, and I strongly encourage you to share yours.

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First, there’s Lizzo: You’ve certainly heard of her at least, right? She’s the hip-hop, rap, music-maker of funky/catchy tunes who I am certain will be winning Grammys left and right before long. My favorite badass artist turned me on to her (that would be Spawn #2).

Interesting facts/what makes Lizzo seriously badass:

She was mentored by Prince. If you are a Prince fan, you will hear his influences in her songs.

She is a flutist. She actually planned on being a professional flutist in fact.  When she pulls that flute out, it’s unexpected and truly magical.

She’s an actress! Triple threat, right there. She will soon be seen in the movie “Hustlers” (she pulls out the flute in one of two short scenes she is in), and provided her voice talent to the movie “Ugly Dolls” (which I totally need to see ASAP).

I thoroughly enjoyed Lizzo’s “tiny desk” concert on NPR. I think you will too. She is charasmatic, funny, and just so stinkin’ talented. Check it out!

Another badass bitch you likely have never heard of is this lady, California Congresswoman Katie Porter.

Interesting facts/what makes Katie a badass:

She turned Orange County California from red to blue as the first Democrat to be elected in her district. 

She is a single mother of 3, after having gone through domestic violence in her marriage.

She has a wicked sense of humor (see below clip).

She grew up in Iowa which has given her an understanding and appreciation of farmers and other Americans who break their backs to earn a meager living.

Watch her go toe-to-toe here with Bill Maher. I am so paying attention to where she goes politically. I like to think she’ll reside in the White House some day.

 

 

The HighWomen. They are a new “supergroup” of badass country/Americana singer/songwriters comprised of Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby. Their song “Redesigning Women” has been a constant earworm for me as of late. To me, it’s the modern day woman’s version of  Dolly Parton’s  “9 to 5”. Like if they ever did a remake of that movie, this would need to be the theme song. I can really relate to the lyrics, as I imagine any American middle aged woman would.

I love, love, love, this video!!!

Greta Thunberg is the youngest badass that I’d like to feature. If you haven’t heard of her, she’s a teenager from Sweden who is determined to do all she can to turn the tide on climate change. She fell into depression when she learned about climate change in school a few years back. Once the depression lifted, she became hyper-focused (she is on the Autism spectrum and embraces it, as one should) on doing every single thing she can to ensure world leaders start acting now to combat climate change. She started by doing a school strike and now she’s traveling the world (by train and not air, as to not compound the problem) to protest and bear witness to this crisis for her generation.

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I think we need more Greta Thunberg’s in this world, don’t you?

4 thoughts on “Pitches and Badass Bitches”

  1. Rhonda,

    I’m so glad you have a blog and that I get to be one of your readers! You always introduce me to music that just effing blows me away! That Lizzo? Damn! Where did you find her again? What do you think? 4 octaves? 5? Wow. Just wow!

    Also, I went and read your about page. (Why has that taken me so long?) Mine changed a few times until I got it to where it is now. I’m still happy with it sooo…I’m going to continue to keep it awhile longer.

    The thing is, as we evolve, what once worked doesn’t always continue to feel right for us. It’s an incredibly personal thing to figure out one’s about page. Of course, I love yours as is. If you do end up changing it, I’ll go back and check it out again! I like how you explained how you ended up with the name of your blog. Not everyone tells that story. It inspires me to want to tell my own. Matter of fact, I find this entire post inspiring! Love everything about it.

    I’m glad you’re badass! You don’t have to be a bitch, btw, to be badass! BTW, if you never have, you should go and check out the glad game because it’s a very Pollyanna thing. I know you haven’t read the Pollyanna books, I’ve read at least two of them (not sure how many there are) and I adored them. I’m not sure the movie ever did the books justice, but there is the movie. Probably Disney.

    I don’t exactly keep the Glad Game in mind, but it’s part of what makes up who I am, I suppose; of course you’d never know that when I occasionally go over the edge and certain people get under my skin as evidenced in my last post. Anyway, if you’re interested, you can check out how the Glad Game originated here:

    And just so you know, I think Pollyanna was an effing badass, too!
    Hugs, Mona

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    1. Hey Mona! Thanks for your super kind and encouraging comments. I pondered keeping out the “bitch” part of it, especially when I was talking about Greta Thunberg. But it rhymes with “pitch” so I kept it in! Never heard of the Glad Game in my life. I will check it out. And really, one of these days I should read those Pollyanna books (course then I’d probably feel the need to change the name of my blog and that would freak me out). You rock, Miss Mona!

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