As a psychotherapist, I love listening to other people’s stories.
What I DON’T love is other people who act like only their story is:
- legitimate, and
- worth listening to.
These days, more than ever, it’s important to make room for the stories that are not being heard. Why aren’t they being heard? Because people with power/the spotlight are
- disrespectful of others,
- disinterested in the facts,
- obsessed with their own grievances,
- trying to hold on to power, and
- apparently not interested in other people’s stories.
If you do not leave room for other people’s stories, the dominant story becomes strident, repressive, demoralizing, inaccurate, and eventually obsolete. Personally, I am fighting for other people’s stories (including my own!) to be heard, so we can all survive together.
Here is one person’s photographic story for the day:
In my story, there is always room for the the Daily Bitch, love, AND your stories (in the comments section below).
My stories always include gratitude for all who help me create these daily stories, including YOU.