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E.E.E Volume 14

Elsie Escobar
Elsie Escobar
This is LONG one. And very personal.
Sorry for the length! No apologies for the personal 😊
I wrote this earlier in the week…and things in the world have become quite chaotic. I want to acknowledge the circumstances in which you read, and thank you for choosing to engage with my musings. It’s deeply appreciated. Blessings to all those affected by the violence this week 🙏🏽
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I have a love affair with green. 
I think it began when I had just turned 15 (or 16 I can’t quite remember) and I went back to El Salvador for the first time since we immigrated to the U.S.
The green of my country shocked me.
I took in every single hue, every texture, every light within the vastness of fauna that surrounded me.
I inhaled the green during that time, and have yet to exhale.
I became aware of this crazy obsession when I started to look around me sometime in my mid-thirties and realized I had accumulated TONS of green stuff over the years 😁
Other colors came and went but my core color has remained green.
There are many many many things written about color-therapy, and color meanings, and of course all kinds of Facebook quizzes 😜 but where I go to when I’m looking for *more* about my obsession with green, the answer that I choose to align with, comes from the chakras.
I’m not going to school y’all on chakras. They are a massive subject, but I will introduce you to the one that corresponds to the color green because it aligns with me so deeply.

Anahata Chakra aka The Heart Chakra
Sooooo pretty no?
Sooooo pretty no?
There is so much to go off about this chakra but I won’t 😍

Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss — Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists
Random change of subject
I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed.
I dug the concept.
I usually don’t *add* MORE to what I’m already doing. I’ve learned the hard way that doing challenges, or contests for the sake of doing them is a great way to get derailed and making yourself more busy without moving the needle in any way on the things that really matter.
There’s a feeling of accomplishment, but that’s about it.😑
This idea popped up at a time that I was already working on something.
I already had a desire, a necessity to execute on something very important and necessary to me.
I’ve committed to taking my seat with podcasting advocacy being my main focus, and these 100 days will simply be the conduit 😜
My desire is to drive dialogue in the podcasting industry with a focus on podcasting’s impact on society, diversity and culture as well as their power to drive social change, personal development, bring voice to support underrepresented communities and initiatives.
The conversation must shift. 
It’s stuck in a never ending loop of high-level data that has everything to do with hidden agendas while forgetting the human element.
There are actual people listening, you know. They are not downloads.
Anyway, I’ll be more vocal about my stance in as many places as I can: social media, podcasts, my blog and everything in between. That’s my commitment for these 100 days!
Which brings me to The E-League!
It is the first embodiment of what Podcasting Advocacy looks like in the world, for me. I’m executing people!!!
“Knowledge is not power, it’s potential power. It only becomes power when you use it” - Jim Kwik
Here’s the scoop:
There’s a start date of May 1 for the community part of the deal.
But here are some more logistics
  • Private Slack group
  • One 60-90 minute power session with me focusing on anything you want + my notes + research
  • Workspace (I’ll expand on this if you’re interested - part of the whole DO instead of think)
  • Support, accountability and community advocacy for our work
What’s this community advocacy?
It can be super awesome to advocate on your own or someone else’s behalf.
It can also be very empowering to work together with a group of people; when more than one person speaks up about an issue, the message can be even stronger.
And a lot of us podcasters don’t quite know how to do this because:
1. There is no advocacy for podcasting
2. Ultimately the most powerful advocacy won’t be about podcasting, but about our work.
Community advocacy is a larger version of individual advocacy.
The difference is, community advocacy involves groups of people acting to affect positive change, education and it can look very different for each of us.
This is just the beginning of what I envision The E-League eventually becoming. 
If you’re interested, click the link! Do not delay. 
And thus I end.
This is way too long already.
Can you feel that I’m FIRED UP!?
All my love,
PS. If you have any questions about The E-League, hit reply.
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Elsie Escobar
Elsie Escobar @theelsieescobar

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