The Sisters of Scythia Universe
Women are superheroes. Period. From being caregivers to leaders to everything-in-betweeners, there is so much women do that goes unnoticed and unappreciated. This lack of appreciation became even more pronounced during the pandemic when women disproportionately were expected to become teachers, nurses, and career sacrificers to take care of their families.
During the first few months of the pandemic – I remember seeing this phenomenon unfold and having countless conversation with women who felt helpless and empty. Their plates were already full before the world turned upside down. Adding on all these additional roles was too much. Not only that, but their own self-perceptions were declining. Many felt they were failing at everything DURING A WORLDWIDE DISASTER.
Think about that. The world is in chaos, yet many women were blaming themselves for not foreseeing and making preparations for something they had absolutely no control over. We may not fully understand the extent of the impact the pandemic has had worldwide for many years – but in just the short time that has passed since we emerged from lockdown, we are seeing the effects it had on moving women’s rights and equality backward.
Which is why I am here to remind every woman that she has incredible superpowers – even if you don’t recognize them yet. While I was having these conversations with women during the pandemic – I started seeing a pattern of women not recognizing just how strong and powerful they really are. So, I took that knowledge and created a workshop in early 2021 called “Seeing the Superhero in You“.
We hosted a virtual event for 50 women in June 2021 to celebrate the superpowers each woman in attendance had and to help her build her superhero alter-ego. But we also went one step further. We then asked attendees to combine their powers together and those of women who inspired them to create a superhero that embodied their collective strengths. What was created out of this event were 8 unique heroes that represent some of the greatest strengths found within women.
We’ve kept this superhero league relatively quiet since its creation, but you will be hearing much more about them very soon. We call them The Sisters of Scythia after the Scythian women who were warriors, rulers, and equals within their society. Each hero has a story which is shared below along with the stories of the villains they are challenged with fighting.
We will be sharing more about these heroes while Six the Musical is performing at Tennessee Theatre October 31st – November 5th. Let Her Speak is honored to be the featured non-profit for Tennessee Theatre during the musical’s visit. Make sure to get your tickets to not only see an amazing show about 6 empowered women but to also learn more about The Sisters of Scythia and support our work! All proceeds from the drink special being served during the show will go towards our Let Her Lead fund to support women pursuing their leadership dreams.
Remember: Women are nurturers. Women are connectors. Women are storytellers. Women are fighters. Women are heroes.