First of all, if you've found us, hurray!

Now, you may be wondering about our name, The Sky Sisters. It's not immediately apparent what we're all about, right? After an 'experiment' on a previous project, it's been intentional to be a bit elusive this time around and open-ended. We wanted a positioning that allows leeway, movement and the ability to delve into a variety of topics that may strike a fancy. Primarily the focus aims to be on issues facing women, climate change and pairing them — what women specifically can do to usher in an era of sustainability.

We'll talk about these issues as women living an average life in America with typical daily demands and pressures — careers, households, families — but with these issues very heavy on our hearts. We're facing a huge threat AND we live in a male-centric world — though arguably progressing and clearly at differing stages in various parts of the world. What if women are the key to solving our most vexing problems? These wicked problems might need an unfettered woman's touch and women's sensibility to guide and lead the way towards resolution. Perhaps women having a more central role in our society, business and government could bring forward a perspective initially that could ultimately usher in the plans necessary to marry our society to the environment in sustainable harmony.

The energy transition needed requires a rethinking of almost everything we do. This is daunting, but an amazing opportunity for betterment, efficiencies, and a little something else — a legacy for humanity to survive our self-made extinction event. This is an existential threat as has never been experienced by our kind. Coming from mothers, and having become mothers (some of us) has shown us the determination and care that females possess that is life giving, life developing and life sustaining. It is imperative that we alter our current practices to allow for a stable climate on our planet that will sustain not just human life but the rich biodiversity that keeps our planet in functional balance. Our advanced human instincts would be sounding off alarms bell at all decibels if only we regularly considered life at a long length, over multiple generations, instead of being distractable beings moving from one short-term outcome to another, naive enough to believe that the here and now is all that matters. There is a contingent among us that still connect to long-term considerations and from them, we will seek answers and ponder their insight on this blog.

So, back to our name. 'Sisters' is the easy part, right? It designates the female component of our identity. Easy-peasy, you got that. Additionally, we want every female to *KNOW* that female power whole-heartedly. It is an amazing power from an unending source. We will seek to fuel that power and consistently oxygenate that fire.

But 'Sky', what about that? The sky is the place where the wind blows and the sun shines. It's the space where our energy apocalypse can find its almighty solutions. The renewables industries have reached maturity and are readily available. The sky is the home to our happy solution in this dilemma. We no longer need to source our energy from fossilized remnants in the ground from centuries past, not any longer. We can go directly to the source of all energy, and look up to our beautiful sun-filled, colorful skies. And don't overlook the feeling of that cooling breeze on your face as the sun kisses your forehead. We have harnessed the wind to give us power as well.

Looking up — look up! — is an analogy for positive thinking. Gazing up at the sky is one of the quickest ways to connect with the greater whole. We literally get a glimpse of the universe with sights of the stars, moon and sometimes more. No matter where we are — the crowded streets of Marrakesh, the top of Machu Picchu or in our backyard — we can look up, take a deep breath and refocus on a greater purpose. It’s always there for us. Be sure to take in a few deep breaths while reading Neil deGrasse Tyson's quote below. Connect to the whole while embracing that you are a significant being.

And those dandelion seeds in our logo? What about those? Those are the seeds of change. They fly freely along with that gentle breeze spreading whispered messages and powerful meaning throughout the world. They create whole fields of fresh, radiant flowers. Once those seeds set to the air, there's no containing them.

At The Sky Sisters we will seek to fan those seeds of change all over the world. -jL

"So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe. We are in this universe. But perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up. Many people feel small because they’re small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life. You want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant. You want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings-on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are just by being alive." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

4 thoughts on “Why Sky?

  1. Mary Bleeker says:

    Good hook with the name, I look forward to more of you writings . You are a thoughtful writer and you know I share in your concerns. Congratulations

    1. Jennifer Linton says:

      Thanks, Mary! Nervous to be on this trajectory but it feels right at this time. -jL

  2. Cynthia Linton says:

    Wow. This is beautifully written and speaks to me at so many levels. Can’t wait for the next one, Sisters. Mother Nature must be proud of you!

    1. Jennifer Linton says:

      Thank you, this means so much to me! -jL

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