“What being on social media feels like:
Vulnerability is a weird thing for me. Sometimes I feel as if I share too much, and too little all at once. Like I’m naked in the shadows, forever toeing the line of raw + curated. It often feels like I’m exposing myself to criticism, judgement, and negativity; however, at times it’s liberating, and inspiring that I’m able to use this space as an outlet for change through my own experiences.
I wanna stress that for many of us, who live our lives for others to see, it’s not really the easiest thing to do. When we put in effort to be raw, it’s not to say “woe is me, my life is hard.” When I opened up to you guys about my past struggle with addiction, self consciousness, familial unrest, etc. it was to outstretch my soul to connect with yours. Even me saying I was a witch/pagan/tarot bitch at some point felt too “crazy” for social media. Nevertheless, I am here to educate, help, and heal. Ain’t nobody gonna listen to me telling you how to change your life, if there’s no proof I’ve tried to save mine. You’ve seen me evolve with my page, my content, and my business. You’ve seen personal relationships play out on my timeline. Things most people keep private, I bring to the public to say “YO ME TOO”.
So, it’s one thing to take a photo with a product and push it on people. It’s one thing to be a product yourself-especially on social media. It’s another thing to be a person.
I invite everyone to show us all who you really are. Post about your experiences. Put out ARTSY CONTENT even when you think it’s too out there. It’s part of you. Post what you do and who you are. It’s important. This is a SOCIAL NETWORK, so let’s bring something to our societal network that benefits us all. What’s made you YOU?” — @thehalfasswitch
"Sharing this unfiltered image of me ✨giving my all✨ for #nationalbreastfeedingmonth My hubby snapped this pic as I fell asleep sitting up, breastfeeding our 2 week old twins. Exhausted doesn’t fully describe this experience as I was healing from 2 types of births (Baby A vaginal, Baby B cesarean) and my body is working non-freaking-stop to make all the milk for these boys.
This is the least flattering/aesthetically pleasing image I could share of me bfing my twins but, man, it makes me proud as I look back at how hard my body was working. Sneaking in a nap while the boys ate because, holy crap, I could have fallen asleep anywhere during that first year of their lives.
Our bfing journey lasted 28 months. I amazed myself. Each day/week/month/year that ticked away was mind boggling to me. We were figuring this thing out. Together. It was not easy and required so much sacrifice, but I was 1,000% committed to this part of my journey and thankfully we made progress together.
I enjoyed so many beautiful moments with my boys nursing side-by-side. The first time twins hold hands while bfing is heart-bursting 💗 Those moments of connection, warm snuggles, love given and received got me through.
Any twin mamas out there bfing? Give me a 💜💜 If you need a little encouragement, share a message below. I love cheering others on along this journey and remind you of just how amazing you are!" - @amy_exercisingbalance
Minimalism is fine for you and you and you but for me it’s a clean but cozily cluttered red rugged eclectic chaos. Create weird stuff. Support your local potters and artists. Write a book, this Autumn. 🧡🤓 Find your voice—and your career path, and your community: head to elephantjournal.com/academy to join our Fall 2019 session featuring yours truly #waylonlewis and mindful mentors. Bonus: Save $75 (for) now. 👈🐘
#elephantacademy #writerscommunity#findyourvoice#shareyourstory ~ @waylonlewis
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It is September & Deaf Awareness Month. Mattea has a message for you all. Every story needs to be seen, heard & felt. Deaf & hard of hearing people & children- all of you, please share your stories.
Hi. I'm Mattea King (sign name). #whyIsign went viral. Many of the videos tug on our emotions. Some we empathize with. We as a community have learned from the stories. It has been awesome. I have noticed that most of the videos are from hearing people, which of course is wonderful, but why don’t we see more deaf adults & children share their stories too? The stories are important because hearing families can learn from deaf/hard of hearing adults’ experiences as well as how they thrived with language (signing). Families learn that if deaf adults can do it, then their deaf/hh child can do it too. Deaf children can see other deaf kids, and think, “We are just alike”. If they have communication access, then I should too. Now, go ahead and share your story if you haven’t. #whyIsign ILY ILY! #askmewhyisign#shareyourstory#signlanguageweek
Our next submission is from Jordan Green a freshman here at Lincoln University! 🌟
Did You Know? - Black neighborhoods are also more likely to lack a local primary care physician (the odds of a shortage of such doctors are 67 percent higher) #plannedparenthood#shareyourstory#standwithblackwomen
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Everyone has been given a message ... a message that can change lives 🙌🏻 You never know whom might have a breakthrough when hearing your unique story ... delivered in your unique way 🤔😀 #transformation
Have you joined our Facebook group yet? If not, hit that link! We're building a community of creators, by creators, for creators.
Link is in our story!
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One month away: 10/17/19!!
Tickets - link in the Bio or: www.TrinityCounselingBham.org .
#TrinityCounselingBham #SuicidePrevention #BreakTheStigma #ShareYourStory #HealTheFamily #FightDepression #StopAddiction #PTSD #Trauma #Anxiety
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💥I’m super excited to Announce our latest Wealthy Women Growth Con Speaker, Magdalina Sylvain @magdalinasylvain! As the host of this life and business transformational conference I’m grateful for the caliber of women our event attract.
Magdalina Sylvain originally from New York, now residing in Orlando, FL, is the author of How I lied My Way To The Altar And Now I’m Happily Married. She is a compassionate, enthusiastic motivator, Ministry Leader, and speaker, inspiring women of faith who are frustrated and discouraged just as she was, and believe they will never make it to their altar!
During Magdalina’s Journey to find her “Bad Boy Christian” she had to overcome many serious heartbreaks that occur when dating as well as fornicating all while striving to be a good Christian woman.
Magdalina found herself alone with no one available that could relate to her trials or encourage her by letting her know that she was still worthy of finding love and getting married. Learn more and get your tickets at www.WealthyWomenGrowthCon.com
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Kicking off our Bennett Park #hispanicheritagemonth celebration is our Regional Portfolio Manager, Jessica. Here’s what she had to say about what Hispanic Heritage means to her: “Hispanic Heritage Month means a lot to me. It is a reminder of my rich culture as a Puerto Rican woman. In my culture there is always a reason to gather as a family. We cook together, raise our children together, take care of each other and most importantly we celebrate each other. I grew up with the understanding that speaking my language and being an active member of my family and my community was very important. Hard work and compassion were taught to be mandatory traits to have. Laughter and fun (and great food) were the reward.
Hispanic Heritage Month is just a reminder that the core of who I am comes from a village of Latino men and woman that helped form my character and love for life and people.”
It can be difficult to read stories from scripture only to discover that the seemingly few women included are often nameless.
As we dive into the Multiply Goodness Study of the unnamed women, we will discover that the Lord truly loved the women and wanted their stories told. They are important and meaningful in every way.
So, why are they unnamed? Honestly—we don’t know. Perhaps it’s because of the culture of the day didn’t value women enough, or perhaps it’s because the Lord wanted us to find ourselves in them, or perhaps it really is just because the writers never caught the names of the sources they were crediting.
Regardless, we are studying them with @multiplygoodness now. Immersing ourselves in their experiences, and believing the things we learn about what they did and what happened to them.
Here at The Faith Collective, we’re taking our study of the unnamed women into our modern day as well, and publishing the stories of a group of women who, even just a few generations before us, may never have had the chance to share.
They may humbly tell you that their stories are small in comparison to what other’s have been through, but we know better. No story is too small. No life, no experience, no moment in faith is insignificant. What they do in their every day lives matter. What happened to them matters. How they used their faith in Christ to endure, influence, and love matters. They matter.
And so do you.
So join us as we study six women whose names we hope you never forget.
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Today was my first day back with @stand2getherpgh this school year. It was extra special because it was at my high school, @north_hills. I graduated from there in 2006 as a burnt out, chaotic girl with undiagnosed anxiety disorders. If you have followed me for a while, you know I left high school with a very bad taste in my mouth and not the greatest memories. Coming back today as a well-adjusted, very healthy and somewhat accomplished adult and sharing my story with the students that have the power to change the culture within those walls was a dream come true. We spent the day chatting, learning and discussing mental illness and substance use disorders and gearing up to bring all we talked about school wide. Today was a very good day.