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
these, a gift to a friend whose company i was seen in today. whose truth is so magnificent that light radiates from every part of her. a woman who is brave enough to embrace her darkness, and walk in the shadows, then emerges to dance in the light.