What's in this episode:
This episode is short and sweet, since today is Juneteenth, I wanted to talk about using our voices and that they're different ways to use your voice.
Things to realize:
- I often hid in plain sight. Being raised in predominately white environments, where being black was often a sticking point, I quickly withdrew so as not to give to much attention to myself.
- Even when I was around other black people, I didn't know how to relax and be myself because I was so used to putting a facade in order to feel "safe" or make it through the day. This was HUGE as I look back on my drinking and self destructive habits.
- In recovery, after getting in touch with my feelings -- I realized I didn't want to shy away from my voice or patterns. Instead, I went against my usual and decided to embrace all of it.
- But in all honesty, it's still a WIP. We all are. That's what makes life interesting (and at times, painful). The goal is to still keep going.
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