Cold Coffee Club Movement

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Welcome to the Cold Coffee Club!

 

The premise of this movement is a simple yet complicated one: Unity & Empowerment through truth. A safe feminist space (don’t let the F word scare you, I PROMISE it purely means equality) for ALL women. Mamas & Non-Mamas welcome!

Everyday I drink cold coffee. Sometimes by choice, but that’s usually not the case. I drink it because it’s a cup of coffee that’s sitting on my desk for hours on end while I’m busy doing other things such as: Working, momming, writing, ruminating over something… whether it’s stress, an idea, or BOTH. Sometimes I’m doing ALL of the above. I feel like a HOT mess 95% of the time while I take a sip of my COLD coffee in 20 – 30 minute increments until it’s far past the point that should be considered drinkable… But the point is: I’m getting shit done, I’m thinking things through, I’m hustling through life. A cold cup of coffee tastes like shit… But if you really think about it, it has QUITE a deeper meaning for all of us. Whether you realize it or not.

So ladies, my question to you is:  WHAT makes your coffee cold? (yes my dear, tea counts too! Yes, lukewarm coffee too! Don’t taking this too literally)…

What’s on your mind? What’s really on your mind? What’s making you feel alive? What’s keeping you going? What do YOU ruminate over? These moments that we don’t normally give a second thought to or give EVERY thought into. Are you overthinking something? If so, what is it? Are you putting in extra hours at work while trying to stay awake? Are you in the gym pushing one last rep while your coffee sits alone & waits for you in your locker? Are you trying not to pull your hair out because you didn’t know just how terrible the “terrible twos” can be? Are you a brand new mom watching your baby sleep, too afraid to walk away or fall asleep on your on? Are you practicing over & over for a huge audition? Are you preparing for that massive presentation? Are you sitting in the hospital just waiting for what feels like years for some word of reassurance? Are you piecing together out how to make that relationship work? Are you waiting for a big call? Are you creating something beautiful? (I think we’re all doing that, whether we know it or not) What are YOU doing, what are YOU thinking, you badass woman you? Are you willing to speak your truth? I hope so…

Everyday, we go online and we see what everyone else is doing and we belittle what we ourselves are doing. We take what we see of others as truth and we feel less than. We forget that most of these things are not real life, or just a small small part of their real life. It’s so easy to forget. And it’s so easy to feel isolated and of a lesser value while comparing our realities to other’s photos.

This movement is to remind us that we are REAL people behind these photos. We’re REAL BADASS women who have a lot to say and have a lot to share and who can offer support amongst each other. So this is what I’ll need from you for your submission:

TWO SEPARATE PHOTOS & YOUR TRUTH (a written submission, as short or long as you want)

  1. One unedited photo of your current reality (or your past); the reason your cup is cold. – This can be a selfie, a picture of the room you’re in, a picture of the person that you’re thinking about most (please do not submit photos of other peoples faces without their permission), etc. Really, this photo can be anything. It doesn’t need to be a current photo either, it can be from the past if that happens to be a time in your life that you feel you’d most like to share. A real photo. Maybe a photo you wouldn’t normally post. But whatever you feel comfortable with.
  2. One unedited photo of your cup {preferably a top view} – In this photo, I’d love to see your cup in a place that it most normally sits in. (mine is surrounded by papers on my desk)*Please include your Instagram name so that I can tag you. (If you’d like to remain anonymous, that’s absolutely okay too, just be sure to let me know!)
  3. A submission of what you’d like to say for the entry. – Anything you’d like to share is welcome, whatever length. Short or long, all will be shared. My ONLY rule is that these posts will not be used to tear anyone else down. That is not to say you can’t voice your feelings about things your passionate about! But any type of woman shaming will not be published simply because I’m really wanting this to be a safe space and about YOU or your reality. Each entry will be a gift to both you and the world. How lucky we are to live in a time where we can share real pieces of our lives with each other & connect and offer words of support, beneath ALL the bullshit?

 

Then submit with the subject headline Cold Coffee Club to:

Missalyss57@gmail.com

 

When you’ve shared with me your truth, I’ll then be posting it on:

@cold.coffee.club 

 

 

This will be a safe space. This isn’t selective. I don’t care if you have 0 followers, 10 followers, 10,000 followers, 1 million followers, etc. It’s all the same to us. A voice is a voice is a voice. This is ALL inclusive.

I kept searching for a community and always ended up empty handed, so I finally realized it was time to create my own.

Please do feel free to follow if you’d like so that you may be able to see all the other submissions being represented & offer words (or emojis) of support. Also, after your submission has been posted, you may post it as well, but only if you want to ladies! If you DO post, please hashtag #coldcoffeeclub & tag @cold.coffee.club so that I can see! Also, more than one submission is absolutely allowed, now or in the future. I encourage multiple entries. I’d really like to keep this movement going.

I look forward to reading your truths ladies & sharing a badass feminist space!

 

 

“Heres to strong women…

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.”

(Ps. We’re ALL strong women)

 

One comment

  1. Laura Krudener · August 31

    Thank you so much Alyssa for creating such a beautiful, inclusive space for women to inspire each other. I can’t wait to be apart of the movement! Ah yes, my tea goes cold at times and I’m like, “hey how did time go by that fast.” Beautiful metaphor. XOXO

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