Authenticity is the new buzz word, and I believe a new online movement as well.
Last week, a woman I follow on social media posted a story and video of herself that completely changed my view of her. She is beautiful, stylish, upbeat and lives in a beach town. My view of her was, “how lucky”. I only saw one side of her, that is until after her video.
She shared that she had a near death experience because of Late Stage Lyme Disease. She spent most of a year bedridden with seizures. And when she said she had a lifetime of abuse and trauma, I was overwhelmed with sorry for her. To share such a deeply personal part of her life with us, was so powerful.
And it changed the way I saw her. Prior to that video, I assumed she was “above me” and I would have nothing to offer her. After the video, I knew I needed to meet her. I immediately sent her a message and we plan on meeting soon.
Please join me in sharing your authentic self. No judgement here. Just a place to allow others to see us and experience each other, despite this make-believe online world!
This is a first take video. No makeup, no editing. I even pushed the stop button too soon, but this is me!
Do you judge a book by its cover? Have you seen someone online, and made a decision of who they are without really knowing them? I have.
How about me? Do you have a judgement of who I am? Do you feel like you know me yet?