Sharing Your Story
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TW: Discussion of domestic violence | Sharing Your Story is intimate. You are giving a piece of yourself to others. It's an incredibly vulnerable position to be in. But your story can change someone's life - regardless of the topic. You can inspire others, give them something to relate to, or be a source of comfort.

We might worry about what other people will think of us. How they might view or treat us differently afterward. Or maybe we are worried about a third party.

In today's episode, we will talk about why sharing our stories can be so challenging. The impact of abuse and domestic violence - and the challenges expressing ourselves after that trauma.

And we will also discuss the benefits of sharing your story with others. You will not only create a deeper connection between you and the other person, but you can both gain a new perspective.

On a more personal level, you can also find healing and strength in sharing your story.

Topics Covered in this Episode:

  • The challenges of sharing your story
  • The impacts of domestic violence
  • Exercising your voice
  • Sharing your truth
  • Being intentional with your story
  • How to protect yourself when speaking your truth
  • Domestic violence survivor story
  • Understanding your motivation
  • Preparing your audience for your story
  • The benefits of sharing your story
  • Learning how to be vulnerable
  • How to share your story safely (and legally)
  • Who should you share your story with?
  • How your story can inspire others
  • How you can help others by speaking your truth
  • How journaling can help improve your mental health
  • Feeling empowered by your past
  • Gaining confidence in your voice

Episodes and Articles Mentioned:

Whenever I talk about domestic violence, I like to include the hotline that you can call or text if you are in that situation. You can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by calling 1-800-799-SAFE or by texting "start" to 88788. You are not alone. And you do not have to go through this alone.

You can find today's show notes on Root and Rise Blog or by clicking here.

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Special credit to Purple Planet Music for the background track, https://www.purple-planet.com

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