Here is me talking at my I M Perfect Workshop at Michigan Tech.
It's hard to look at objectively. Yet it is the imperfections that make it perfect.
After watching Janet Mock, speak on Soul Series, I came away with how we present ourselves to the world.
How do we clearly articulate the totality of our journey...or what parts do we omit due to their contents?
What I am trying to present is that the imperfections of my life are actually the truth of it and it is okay to present IT all.
Oddly, in society, we tend to only present the parts of ourselves that society accepts.
And, isn't it odd, that society, as a rule, only wants to celebrate the positives. But, it is the negatives that shape who we are...or it is in HIDING, the negatives that has us limping along while trying to not show it.
Perhaps I get a pass, in not being too polished, for it is my scars and pain that I speak about. I am not perfect when measured by society's ruler.
How many of us are?
And further, how many of us struggle to reach a state of perfection that is impossible to reach....and then feel ourselves lacking because of it.
Imagine a world where we all see our scars and beautiful truth markers...and feel our strength and courage from having lived such a colorful and rich life of diverse experiences?
Being proud of our battle scars and our ability to not let them define us.
I feel there is a movement, a stirring within so many...to embrace and expose their inner truths. To even expect society to rebuff our truths and imperfections. The movement of being authentic instead of perfect.
Or perfectly authentic.
I am proud to be marching ahead while many in society rebuff my presentation...for what they are truly rebuffing is the whole truth of who I am. And, I believe, rebuffing due to their own lack of self acceptance.
In the past, it was me that was in denial, me who rebuffed my feelings, and the truth buried deep within.
Those who cheer me on are thee authentic, or those striving to be wholeheartedly themselves.