“Each time we hesitate to tell the truth of who we really are, we allow shame and stigma to grow.”
This video is important. I’m posting it here as a reminder and to help give you courage in your writing. While Marie is an e-patient advocate this talk isn’t just about illness, actually it’s barely about illness. Really, it is about expressing what we feel deep down inside, showing the stories we’d at times rather hide. This is something we as writers, in our best moments, accomplish – be it via creatively or in confession.
A big thanks to Marie for sharing the absolute importance of sharing stories, and reminding us why revealing our voice and histories is so very important.