If you’re reading this, it’s too late. At least for more Lady Collective posts, that is. I decided a few months ago that I wanted to wind things down, burn through my stack of queued up posts and interviews, and tie up loose ends. It’s not that I believe our work is done; we’re just getting started. But on a personal level, I wanted to branch out and explore other projects. As one human, the schedule and expectations can be exhausting and after a while, I felt locked in. I found myself craving more spaces to make things for no explicit reason.
One of those spaces is currently called Omnivorous. I want an outlet where I can collect and curate content that I think rocks. At some point, I’ll start sprinkling my own work in there, but that will come with time. Ultimately, I miss creating for its own sake, without any deadlines or audience.
I’m not sure what comes next. Maybe I’ll do a newsletter; if that’s the case, folks currently on our mailing list will be the first to know. Maybe I’ll do more interviews with 99U. But whatever happens, know this: you are amazing. I am so grateful to our badass group of readers who made this project worth it even when the deadlines got tough. You’ve taught me so much: you challenged me, inspired me, and helped me realize that we are all responsible for shaping the world into the reality we wish to see. What will you create?
If there is a central takeaway that I hope you remember, it is that you are capable and you are enough. You have superpowers in side of you, regardless of what circumstance or society may lead you to believe. Unlock that shit. It is so difficult to tune out all the other noise, but make time to sit with yourself and ask the question: what do I want? Remain quiet and listen: the answer is waiting for you.