We all have a deep desire to be seen for who we are yet we are afraid of being judged and rejected. But if we want to live a life true to who we are and to show up as our authentic selves, we have to take the risk.⠀⠀⠀

I used to be a perfectionist, hiding everything about me because I was too afraid of being seen. When I finally decided to face myself and show the world who I was, it was the scariest thing I ever did. But I kept doing it again and again, despite the fear (which I still feel sometimes), and my world started changing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Instead of living a superficial life as my shallow self, I started diving deep. The few friendships I retained went deeper, my relationship to my husband and children went deeper and the new connections I started making became energizing and fulfilling.⠀⠀

Everything I do through my work is about creating spaces for women to do just this―to create safe spaces to dive deep, to leave our superficial selves behind so that we can show each other who we truly are. Whether that is through photography, workshops & events, WomanSpeak, Empowered Sisterhood community, or social media, I truly believe that when we give others permission to be real, which helps take a bit of the fear away, people show up. Being seen is incredibly empowering.⠀

Do you feel seen and feel safe to be yourself? Want to know what that feels like? Please join me at one of my events or connect with me if this is an area of your life you would like to expand. Because we all want to be seen and are worthy of it.⠀


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