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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Embracing Our Emotional Side

I was browsing through this amazing artist's site and came across this very powerful, thought-provoking and empowering TED talk video. (below) A reminder to all of us (boys included!) to embrace our emotional side.

P.S::  One of my readers left the below comment, I think he makes a very strong point.  Thank you, Justin.  Here's to embracing our emotional side and celebrating individuality!

"I really enjoyed that. Some amazing stories.

I want to embrace empathy/vulnerability/passion, both in me and others. But why call these things femininity or 'inner girl'? That seems to reinforce gender constructs. I'd rather celebrate individuality and undermine those constructs..."

5 comments :

  1. I really enjoyed that. Some amazing stories.

    I want to embrace empathy/vulnerability/passion, both in me and others. But why call these things femininity or 'inner girl'? That seems to reinforce gender constructs. I'd rather celebrate individuality and undermine those constructs. Imagine you're a girl who is naturally tough/unemotive - Lori Portka's message would be shaming.

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  2. Justin---you made such a good point, i completely agree and couldn't have put it better. Thank you for speaking up and clarifying something i think is very important.

    p.s: Just to be clear, this is not Lori Portka's video (i just happened to come across it on her site!)

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  3. This was so powerful! Wow! I love how she talked about being shattered by the stories she heard in the Congo, and how it opened her heart wide and emboldened her in a way she hadn't been before. What stuck with me most is how resillient we can be, even in the greatest adversity. Is this the Vagina Monologues woman?

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  4. I think I have watched this 5 times by now!

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  5. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that I have a girlfriend that shares this gem with us on her blog. Love you girly girl and can't wait to see you xox

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