Awkward Elephant — Why You Should Tell your Weird or Difficult Tale

…it’s standing in the middle of the room, anyway

Dr. Audrey
Oct 29, 2019 · 7 min read

When the Story is “Too Much”

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Confession and Confusion: Notes for a Messy, Miraculous Life

Every woman adores a Fascist,

The boot in the face, the brute

Brute heart of a brute like you.

At twenty I tried to die

And get back, back, back to you.

I thought even the bones would do.

Personal Worst

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Orwell’s Reasons to Write

One More Reason to Write

Commonality — The Beauty of Cohesive Empathy

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Inviting the Elephant In: Reasons to tell your “Too Much” Tale

Bring your elephant.

Why tell your story?

1. Give a voice to the unvoiced

2. Democratize discussion topics

3. Reduce the effects of stigma

4. Politicize, normalize, and equalize suffering, trauma, and loss

5. Create assistive compassion

6. Use experience for purpose

Revisiting the Elephant

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