Trigger warning: Self-harm
The other day I watched Brene Brown’s exclusive on Netflix: The Call to Courage.
Being a Brene fan I had heard many of her stories before, so bursting into tears at her last one caught me completely by surprise.
She told the story of her daughter’s terrible experience at a school gala. What made it so significant for me is that it was essentially my own story from thirty years ago. An embarrassing, teenage-life-altering event that I always thought I alone experienced.
Brene’s daughter was forced to swim a race she knew she wasn’t ready for. Not only did she come last, but she was lapped by her peers. So when she was swimming one way, they were already returning to the finish line.
The exact same thing happened to me. [Read more…]