I’ll leave it here, just in case you needed it in your life, as much as I did. This is a continuation of stories & writings from inspirational women I cherish and respect. I collect them here to never forget my roots.
Brene Brown has had a significant impact on me. Her first TED talk back in 2010 has left me speechless and in tears. I remember taking notes as she has said so many things I heard for the first time—vulnerability, courage, wholeheartedness. Whenever I need a reminder, I come back to this text, knowing there is something more to life than success & accomplishments. Being vulnerable and living a whole-hearted life gives more sense of belonging than titles and bank account statements.
Please share your Brene Brown story in the comments. I’ll be happy to hear it.
Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted.
There is no greater threat to the critic and cynics and fearmongers than those of us who are willing to fall because we have learned how to rise.
With skinned knees and bruised hearts; we choose owning our stories of struggle, over hiding, over hustling, over pretending.
When we deny our stories, they define us. When we run from struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.
We will not be characters in our stories. Not villains, not victims, not even heroes.
We are the authors of our lives. We write our own endings.
We craft love from heartbreak, compassion from shame, grace from disappointment, courage from failure.
Showing up is our power. Story is our way home. Truth is our song. We are the brave and brokenhearted. We are rising strong.
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Check out my other stories & texts from inspirational women here.