We highly recommend you watch The Call to Courage, by Brene Brown on Netflix with those close to you. The film is a great catalyst for meaningful conversations and a nudge to all of those who lead to be a little bit more vulnerable.
“Let me tell you what belonging is. The opposite of belonging, from the research, is fitting in. That’s the opposite of belonging. Fitting in is assessing and acclimating.
Here’s what I should say, be.
Here’s what I shouldn’t say.
Here’s what I should avoid talking about.
Here’s what I should dress like; look like. That’s fitting in.
Belonging… is belonging to yourself first. Speaking your truth, telling your story and never betraying yourself for other people.
True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are. It requires you to be who you are, and that’s vulnerable.”