Updated: Aug 23, 2020
“Write what you need to hear”
Thats the advice I got from Brené Brown.
“Write from your experience”
That’s the advice I heard in undergrad.
“Write from your heart”
This one is from Mark. He’ll never let me distort my truth to make anyone else happy or comfortable.
“B*itch, just write”
This is from me, for when I’m too afraid to share my thoughts with the world.
I forget who I heard this from, but its a philosophy I hold dear to my soul, (and if you’ve done The Courage Campaign in any capacity, you know exactly what I mean) "The quality of your questions determines the quality of your life."
I ask a lot of questions. They aren’t always answerable, but they always make me think and they always help me help others.
So here goes:
What in the actual fuck are we doing?
We. Humans. Americans. People.
What. Are. We. Doing?
Why are we so fragile?
Why are people picketing over haircuts and botox? Is this real?
Why is there so much unrest over spa treatments and not over the blatant racism that permeates EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES from healthcare to The White House to underserved neighborhoods to school systems to the police to voting to laws to the prison system to the food industry to fitness? (I could go on.)
Why do we tie all of our joy into everything other than our own hearts and minds?