L’ARTISTE Mag n°28

You Are Free To Be Yourself (w/Tehana Ranatunga)

Lalaina Rackson
Feb 10 · 3 min read

Unfortunately, we live in a time where it is still not that easy to be yourself.

With social media, where everyone shows how picture perfect they are and with people still telling you about who you should be and how you should look, it is not hard to lose your identity in the midst of it all.

Tehana Ranatunga admitted that she too felt as if she was less than, unqualified and not good enough.

As she was comparing herself with other people, she felt as if there was no greatness in her.

It wasn’t until she came to Planetshakers church where she was surrounded by people that would encourage her that she realized that not only there was enough room for her to be herself but also that there was indeed greatness in her too.

“There was a necessity for me to be me. The world needed ‘me’ because no one else could give them that.” — Tehana Ranatunga

Find your identity

Tehana Ranatunga’s advice to the next generations or to anyone that desires to live an authentic life as the people that they were created to be is to simply focus on your own identity.

Not the identity that society created for yourself.

Not the identity that your parents created for yourself.

Not the identity that the magazines and social media created for youself.

But your true identity.

Only you can bring your true identity out.

Only you can figure out who you truly are.

The struggle of being yourself

Hopefully one day we’ll live in a world where it is actually easy to just be yourself.

Hopefully one day we’ll live in a world where people accept each other in spite of their differences.

In order for that world to be a reality we have to start somewhere.

And that somewhere is here, right here, right now, with you reading this.

Unfortunately, it is going to be a struggle as some people don’t seem to grasp the concept that everybody is different and that not everybody is going to do things the same way but remember what Tehana said, there is a necessity for you to be you.

The world doesn’t need you to fit in or conform or become an automatic robot that simply follows instructions all of it’s life.

The world needs an authentic human being.

And that is you.

Show us who you truly are, that’s all we need.


L’ARTISTE Mag n°28 ft. Tehana Ranatunga

L’Artiste Mag, is a magazine dedicated to all the dreamers, doers, creatives, weirdos, lovers and overall incredible human beings. The goal of this magazine is to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were a kid, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.


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L'ARTISTE Mag

L'ARTISTE Mag is a Magazine to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were younger, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.

Lalaina Rackson

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Every child is born authentic, the problem is how to remain authentic once we grow up. — Email me: LalainaRackson@gmail.com

L'ARTISTE Mag

L'ARTISTE Mag is a Magazine to awaken your long asleep authentic self and to be able to permanently work/live with it and experience life like you used to experience it when you were younger, with big eyes full of wonder, joy, fun, creativity and authenticity.