Empowering Leaders: Checking the Ego and Sharing Power

I’m currently working in St. Lucia with a group of undergraduate students facilitating a leadership academy for St. Lucian teens.  On day one of the academy, one of the more experienced teenagers asked the university students, “What is the best way for a leader to empower someone?”  The college student didn’t know how to answer that. I didn’t know how to answer that. After some thought though, this is what I came up with.  

Regardless of where one places themselves on the spectrum of leadership, we all empower others.

People Steal Power, Get Over It!

We’ve heard over and over again that no one can steal your power. That within the power dynamics it us who choose to relinquish power to those who wish to steal it. That’s bullshit. Let me explain.

There are times when we are able to stand in our power and hold firm within the knowledge of who we are and what we deserve. When people come in to take that power, we are firm

I’m Not Your Tinderella

It’s tough enough for any woman to date in the age of “Netflix And Chill”, but throw in “transgender” and it becomes near impossible to meet the person of your dreams. I’ll admit that I’ve been a little naive when it comes to online dating. I’ve tried to used Tinder as a dating website, not as a hook-up site like so many know it as. When my profile says “not into hook-ups” it meant