As with most projects, the desire to bring this platform to life is fuelled by a great many people and life events. But if I search through the journey I have taken so far, it most definitely begins with my mom. And probably not in the way you think.
She didn’t teach me that we should be strong and empowered. She wasn’t an advocate for women. She had little to no self confidence, no voice and in my opinion lacked strength.
Instead she spent her life fighting. Fighting to be heard, to be understood, to be treated as a whole person. She needed more support than she could give. She suffered immensely, and like most of us, had to go through a great many painful experiences. But lacked the courage to grow.
She often projected her own experiences and feelings onto others. The image she had of herself became the image I had of myself. And so the cycle continued …
I now have a daughter of my own, and I hope to break the cycle. I’ve spent a lot of time wondering what I can, and will, do differently. What can help us be stronger, better versions of ourselves?
This platform isn't only about encouraging us to be who we are, or finding a voice or sharing. It's also about exploring what drives us to find courage, to keep on fighting, to grow and to succeed.
Each contribution creates a connection, addresses an issue, identifies passion. Your story has the potential to make a difference.