We get so busy thinking about our lives we often forget to be in our lives. We forget that failure and fault are necessary evils on the path to joy, and if we really want something then we have to get back in the arena and fight for it - most often with time, space and attention.
The first time I distrusted my body was grade school Presidential Physical Fitness testing. I also know that sometimes life feels a lot like that test – all eyes on us, waiting for our chins to drop below, feeling and comparing the weight of that failure.
I am tired of hustling for self-worth, adapting the story to suit the audience and providing a palatable version of the woman I’ve become. The whole story is the whole story, whether you find it appealing or not. And that applies both to my circles of safety and to every priest, youth minister, teacher, preacher, bigot, straight dude with an opinion about dykes, and member of my family who still thinks this is a phase. The story will not change.
Nicole shares tactics you can apply to every area of your life, from a major traumatic event to the stressful meeting with your boss, allowing you to engage that bad ass brain and move yourself down the path of healing.
“There is a difference between getting what you want and knowing what you’re worth. And I discovered that I was worth getting what I want without being abused.” Kira shares the great lengths the human spirit will go to in order to experience a sense of belonging.