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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Cora

Just Balance with Brittany: Balancing being my authentic self

What's up Triple B's-

I hope that these last couple of weeks has been treating you well. Also, HAPPY MAY! I can't believe that we have already made it to May, like the year seems to be flying.

So, let's get into it! "I just want to be my authentic self". I feel like authenticity has become a hot button topic that folks are really leaning into. Let's start this by defining what it means to be your authentic self- Your authentic self is who you truly are as a person, regardless of your occupation, regardless of the influence of others, it is an honest representation of you. To be authentic means not caring what others think about you. (Isn't this a mouth full!)

For women of color, we don't always get to be our authentic selves with the stereotypes and things that come with society's view of us. However, in this season, I am continuing to work on what it means to be your most authentic self and what to do when folks don't accept my authentic self (now ya'll know, I don't hang around places or people that don't want me).

“If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.”

- Brene Brown

As I've traded my authenticity in the past, I have experienced a lot of these things. As I get older, wiser, and learn myself even more, my authenticity is just not something that I am willing to compromise- it causes more problems in the long run. So this week, I'm emptying my brain and thoughts around what it means to continue balancing being my most authentic self in all aspects of my life.

Click below to listen to this week's podcast.



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