Coming home. ///
Yesterday, I returned to @writersvictoria
with whom my writing journey began, for their #ownvoices
forum in Wodonga.
As a 2014 Write-ability Fellow, I was invited to share my writing. I stood and read my story about running away and then being ready to come home, finding my why and being ready to own my story. And in doing so, I realised one dream, and moved a little closer to another.
I am grateful to Harriet, Angela, Jax and Thalia for the opportunity to face my fear and share my work, in such a caring, supportive and encouraging space. A place where I belong. Thank you. These words by Brené Brown below perfectly describe exactly what that meant to me. Thank you.
‘Because true belonging
only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to
the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.’ Brené Brown
#writeability #ownyourstory #daringgreatly #kikkikdreamlife #101milliondreamers #chasingdreams
Image: A collage of postcards featuring words of Write-ability Fellows, mine included, which says ‘I write to share my story, I fear my story will never be known, as I fear I will become invisible, the deaf-blind woman, and nothing more. Writing is my therapy. It is my companion. It is my friend.’