“Our stories are not meant for everyone.
Hearing them is a privilege,
and we should always ask ourselves this before we share:
"Who has earned the right to hear my story?"
If we have one or two people in our lives who can sit with us
and hold space for our shame stories,
and love us for our strengths and struggles,
we are incredibly lucky.
If we have a friend, or small group of friends,
or family who embraces our imperfections, vulnerabilities,
and power, and fills us with a sense of belonging,
we are incredibly lucky.”