The Accidental Prophet

I was raised to be A Good Girl.  A Good Girl is compliant.  She doesn’t complain.  Her job is to take care of things. She rarely stands up for herself.  She takes the bullet.  She is nice.

Prophets are often angry. They rarely stop to rest.  The problems of the world rest on their shoulders.  They are often humorless.

I would like to redefine these narratives.

A 21st Century Good Girl persists for the sake of righteousness.  She puts on her own air mask before she helps those around her.  She expresses what is true in the most loving way possible, and she realizes that she cannot fix everything but that’s okay. It’s her job to organize people who will work to fix it together.

A 21st Century Prophet persists for the sake of righteousness.  She puts on her own air mask before she helps those around her.  She expresses what is true in the most loving way possible and she realizes that she cannot fix everything but that’s okay.  It’s not her job to fix it.  It’s her job to organize people who will work to fix it together.

Moving forward.  I hope you are too.

Image of a couple of Good Girls circa 1979.

2 responses to “The Accidental Prophet

  1. Absolutely! Those of us women who tirelessly tried to do this in the past amid often negative “press” are so affirming of this blog, Jan. Louise Winfield Louise Winfield louwin@aol.com

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  2. >>she realizes that she cannot fix everything but that’s okay. It’s her job to organize people who will work to fix it together.<< Turns out, the organizing is harder than the fixing.

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