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Learning to be Brave

The difference between courage and survival

Imagine you’re walking in the woods when, suddenly, you come up on a black bear. In the back of your mind, there are a million different survival strategies, but you only have a few seconds to decide: fight or flight. You remember reading somewhere that you should make yourself look big, threatening. You pick up a stick. You put your hands above your head…



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Amber Stewart

Queer writer, essayist, educator, native Nashvillian, poet. She/Her/Hers.