“The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.” – Armistead Maupin
Regale me with tales of your triumphs, show me the sweet spoils of your efforts. But also, speak your failures. Shake out those tightly wrapped seeds of sadness. Bring them to the surface and unwrap them one by one. Whisper to me what hurts. Take my hand. Sing over the bones. I will listen.
Because your truth matters to all of us. Especially if it hurts.
Your suffering offers itself to be transformed into wisdom. Sharing that hard-won wisdom is the balm that soothes the wounds of your brothers and sisters. Your storytelling is the alchemy of healing. When you speak your truth you give others permission to do the same.
So tell the truth. All of it. The world is waiting for your medicine.