I just finished writing my speech last night for the upcoming Toastmasters’ competition, titled “Tell Your Story.”
For someone who has been liberated and internally rewarded by telling her story, this subject is near and dear to me.
Over the past few years it has become more and more evident the importance of story. We see it now in policy change, in business restructuring and even in our marketing.
Because the truth is, as humans, we can ignore numbers. We feel paralyzed by the gravity of helplessness and can easily turn the other cheek.
But story, that which has been passed down so cautiously from generation to generation. And the new ones still being written today. That’s how we respond–our empathy receptors simply cannot ignore the community in all of us.
I applaud this project: A Path Appears for bringing us these stories. Some are difficult to digest, yes, and yet I can’t even imagine the validation for these women of just being heard.
How ’bout Ashley Judd, huh? “And about this I have no shame!”
I leave you with this: Telling your story can not only heal you, but it can also heal others. Bearing witness to someone’s story can be just as powerful.
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Kat Hurley is a transformational author, speaker and personal development coach, making over motivation @The Year of Magical Dreaming. For the full 411, visit kathurley.com, yo!