How to make things happen
April 26, 2006
My good blogging friend Kirsten Osolind is a true go-getter and innovative thinker. I love her approach to work and life - she gets out there and makes things happen, for better or worse. I don't know of any 'worse' things that she's created by being outspoken and opinionated (no more so than moi!), but I know of lots of really great things she's accomplished. She's a big supporter of the ladies - that in and of itself is a good reason to read her blog, but (as today's post shows) she gives credit where credit is due - and when it's due.
If you read her blog, re:inventionblog , regularly you will quickly get to know Kirsten, including tidbits about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This week she's doing something worth talking about...hence my post referencing her. Here's the scoop - and how you can help: Kirsten would like to replace Meredith Vieira on ABC's morning show, The View. She has a lengthy post consisting of 10 Reasons she's the best gal for the job, with numerous reference links. My favorite reason is #10. But you have to go read it for yourself. :-)
Let's give Kirsten our support. We want a blogger on ABC's The View! Tell Barbara Walters...today!Let's show the world that bloggers make things happen!
[BTW, today's post on re:inventionblog is all about Dads. Three cheers for great Dads! Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!]
Thanks for the shout-out, Yvonne. It really is time for a little reinvention for me. I am hungry for a broader audience pulpit. I want to champion women and give them the opportunity to voice their opinions and ideas. And I'm willing to take the flack from those who say I'm "just a feminist."
For the record, I'm not a feminist. I love men and women. I'm just a good little Southern girl who is compelled to champion underdogs. Yet I am only human. My feelings get hurt every time I receive hate mail or men nail me to the cross in society columns or on their blogs. I remain steadfast, rising above it all to herald smart, hard working women and progressive men who support the women in their worlds.
Too many women do not have a vehicle to share their voices. My life's mission is to give them a voice - to share their victory stories - and shine a light of hope at the end of the tunnel. Even if it leaves me penniless in the end.
Posted by: kirsten | April 27, 2006 at 10:23 PM