”Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” —Audre Lorde
Sometimes, most times, the person who doing the diminishing may not be others but ourselves. Our own words diminish, reject, and abuse.
Owning our story for all it is, is the key. Breathe in, breathe out, it is what it is. Shame suffocates when we create a space to accept who we are, and make a decision to show up.