Sweet, sweet friends,
The past year has certainly been a whirlwind. Last summer, I left Nashville to pursue full-time ministry in Florida, and just recently moved home to California to be with my family in the face of illness. Being present with the people around me and attending to my personal life has left little time for updating Lionhart with any new content since Winter. But thank goodness for the new life that Spring brings!
The beautiful truth is that no one actually needed Lionhart in that time. I’ve seen a movement rising of women coming together to support and encouragement one another, both on and offline. Encouraging words on Tumblr, honest blogs on friends’ sites, supportive comments, cards in the mail, and last minute plane tickets. More websites and organizations exist now than ever before, aimed towards raising the self-confidence of women around the world. So while I am truly sorry for Lionhart’s absence these past few months, I know that Lionhart is not alone in its mission. At Lionhart, we’ve always believed in the power of coming together as women and staying relevant to the times, so as we move forward and the self-love movement grows, we’re changing things up a bit!
Today, we’ve launched a simplified version of our website, with the mission to help women create community where they are, and to connect you to organizations, artists, and blogs celebrating women across the country.
When I began Lionhart in July 2012, I simply wanted it to be an outlet for women to build strong relationships with themselves and with others through the power of encouragement. But encouragement isn’t restricted to words; it’s a way of acting, and it begins with presence in our communities. You won’t always see Lionhart posting consistent status updates online– that’s because doing life with others off of the Internet gets in the way of social media. And we’re more than okay with that.
Our dream is for you to go deep with other women in real, day-to-day life. The kind of life that doesn’t depend on how a profile picture looks, but how your day is actually going. Show up at a friend’s house with coffee and nail polish. Invite the new girl in town to a local hangout. Write letters. Throw a What’s Your Worth party. Give more hugs.
We’d love for you to check out the new wearelionhart.com and let us know what you think! Under the “People We Love” page, you can find organizations and artists in your area who are supporting women locally and worldwide, and catch up on blogs sharing women’s stories. If you would like to add a community resource to this page, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support and sticking with us. We love you!