What words come to mind when you think of a feminist??

Angry?

Principled?

Man-hating?

Radical?

Humorless?

Strong?

Maybe, like me, you have identified as a feminist since you came out of the womb. 

Or you might be a little skeptical of the term, and not quite sure you want to stand under its flag. 

But either way … “happy” probably isn’t what sprung to mind when we played this little word association game.

And that makes sense… 

Feminism as a social justice movement is about righting wrongs, fixing problems, and pushing back against patriarchy and the ways it constrains women’s lives.

But feminism as a philosophy is about women’s equal rights to full human autonomy and equality. 

It’s about our right to experience the full range of human experience for ourselves, not just as handmaidens to other people.

And the full range of human experience?

It doesn’t just include dignity, equality, and autonomy.

It also includes pleasure, rest, and HAPPINESS.

Which is why I’m so excited to invite you to:

The Happy Feminist Challenge

June 17th - 22nd

Everyone, no matter the challenges in their lives, is capable of experiencing delicious pleasure, restorative rest, and deep joy. 

And these things used to come naturally to us. Babies laugh in sheer delight every day. 

But society has squashed our natural, universe-given ability to enjoy pleasure, to deeply relax, to embody joy. 

It has programmed us to think we are only valuable when we are productive and in service of others, to think we only deserve rest at some mythical time when “everything” is done, to think that pleasure must be earned and that we have never done enough to deserve it. 

And it’s programmed us to care more about what other people think than about our own opinions, and to live out society’s blueprint for us instead of forging our own path. 

Which means we can end up living lives that look good on the surface, but still feeling unhappy underneath.

Well, I say F*CK THAT NOISE. 

I want a world of happy feminists who are not just fighting the patriarchy but also truly luxuriating in their one wild and precious human life. 

And that’s what we’re going to do together in The Happy Feminist Challenge. 

Kara Loewentheil sitting at a computer.

Here’s how it works:

Each day from June 17th to June 22nd, you’ll receive a short audio lesson delivered to your inbox, and a small challenge action step to help you rewire your brain for more confidence, pleasure, and joy. 

Then, we’ll gather together for live coaching calls in the afternoon (replays available) so you can get help with any obstacles coming up in your brain or in your life. 

By the end of the week your brain will be different — and you will be too.

Are you in?


Enroll in The Happy Feminist Challenge now!
The fun runs from June 17th - 22nd.

My marriage is better, kids are better, friendships too! I’m no longer kicking my own ass for so long if I fall short of a way I want to think or behave. It’s legitimately changed my life and I tell everyone about it.

— JENNY


Want a peek inside the challenge curriculum?

Here's the day-by-day breakdown:

Day 1: How do you define happiness?

Learn about the two types of happiness and how to tune into what happiness feels like in your own life. It’s time to define exactly what happiness looks like for YOU!

Your daily audio lesson will be delivered straight to your inbox at 9 AM ET, with your action step for the day. 

Then, join me and your fellow students for a Q&A and Success call @ 12 PM ET!

Day 2: The big P

Time for some pure pleasure — and a lesson in how to get around the guilt that you don’t “deserve” it. Pleasure isn’t just something you get to have once work is done. It’s your birthright.

Your daily audio will be delivered straight to your inbox at 9 AM ET. 

Then, join me and your fellow students for a Q&A and Success call @ 12 PM ET!

Day 3: Rest

We’re going to experience some deep rest — and learn how to disarm the “lazy” accusation in your brain. If you struggle to truly rest and unplug, even when you feel you’ve “earned” it? This lesson is for you.

Your daily audio lesson will be delivered straight to your inbox at 9 AM ET, with your action step for the day. 

NOTE: There will be NO Q&A + Success call in observance of Juneteenth. 

Day 4: Confidence

This is a day for cultivating self-compassion, because confidence isn’t about the absence of insecurity. It’s about the presence of self-safety. Living the life you truly want to have requires being your own best friend.

Your daily audio lesson will be delivered straight to your inbox at 9 AM ET, with your action step for the day. 

Then, join me and your fellow students for a Q&A and Success call @ 12 PM ET!

Day 5: Go big or go home!

You’ll learn a brain hack that empowers you to ask for what you want without the crushing fear or rejection that has kept you playing small. This is the key to keeping up your momentum long after the challenge ends!

Your daily audio lesson will be delivered straight to your inbox at 9 AM ET, with your action step for the day. 

Then, join me and your fellow students for a Q&A and Success call @ 2 PM ET!

BONUS Day 6:

To put a bow on the whole happy experience, you’re invited to attend a coaching call with members of The Feminist Self-Help Society, my coaching membership program, all about pleasure, rest, and joy so you have even more ways to answer your brain when it tries to interfere with your joy.

This bonus call will take place at 2 PM ET.

HI, I’M YOUR CHALLENGE TEACHER KARA LOEWENTHEIL

NYT bestselling author of “Take Back Your Brain,” Creator of The School of New Feminist Thought, and Host of the UnF*ck Your Brain podcast (40M downloads and counting).

My work was part of a double-blind study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open that showed the kind of thought change work I teach produces significant improvements in burnout, imposter syndrome, self-compassion and flourishing. Even a doctor relative tenured at the NIH was impressed. 😉 

My work has been featured in publications like The New York Times and Glamour Magazine and recommended by podcasts as diverse as “We Can Do Hard Things” with Glennon Doyle to “My Favorite Murder.” I pioneered most of the feminist coaching concepts out there, and my work continues to be on the cutting edge of this field. I firmly believe that self-coaching is the next frontier of the feminist revolution.

Pleasure, rest, relaxation, confidence, self-compassion, happiness – these are not impossible goals.

They are not frivolous or unimportant.

They are core to the full human experience.

They are the fuel for a life well and fully lived.

They are the emotions and experiences that fill your cup and enable you to give back to the world in a bigger way.

They are your birthright and they belong to you.

It’s society that has tried to take them away from you.

And it’s time to take them back.

The Happy Feminist Challenge. 

You’ve seen your brain on patriarchy. 

Now let’s see your brain on happiness.

(If you can’t afford the registration fee, financial assistance is available! Please email info@redesignyourmind.com and we will help you out. If you can afford it, just know that when you sign up you’re supporting not only your own growth but the accessibility of this work for others who can’t!)

This Challenge has changed me. I’m excited to finally learn how to take care of me and not just everyone else.

– MARYBETH