PART 1CLAIM PHYSICAL SPACE

Bow to No One!

Claim physical space with your voice and your physicality.

And where she stood, she stood tall.

—THE LUMINEERS

We all know that woman who walks into a room and just has that something that turns heads. It’s not necessarily that she’s gorgeous or rich or famous, although let’s face it, those things don’t hurt. Primarily, it has to do with how she carries herself. We also may know people who might be beautiful or rich or famous who make themselves small, almost blending in with the walls.

A large part of how men command respect is physically and vocally. They claim massive amounts of space like it’s their damn job. This goes well beyond manspreading and taking both arm-rests. Women have been given ...

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