And the truth will set you free
Thank you for this very thoughtful piece. And for those links--I devoured the first two, and am saving the third for later.
I thought personal blogging was making us more comfortable with sharing the messy parts of life, and then Instagram came and it's all shining curated moments. I'm finding Instagram very difficult at the moment, and stay away for long periods.
I am floored and humbled and honored to find myself in this piece. I have so much to say about vulnerability (especially on the Internet) but mostly: when we're unguarded and open, there's nowhere to fall. I'm on solid ground when I'm not defending any identities. And I agree with Lyn--freedom from pretense is deeply magnetic to watch. Still, there is a friction (not as much in person, but definitely online) where we don't want to over-reveal for the sake of it. But your writing is so elegant and thoughtful it's obvious that whatever you share is deliberately crafted. You can trust that... and keep giving the people what we want--the truth! Onward!
Oh how I love people who are open about their lives, warts and all- and I’ve noticed how much others love them too. Freedom from pretence is such an endearing quality. Something to be cultivated. Another thought provoking piece Isabelle. Thank you so much!
A beautiful sentiment! Ya BEAUTIFUL 😍 not only does your truth set you free, the way you write to your truth to your reader’s, is a rich tapestry of delicious curiosity, with a side of awkwardness and dressed with the most devine creative flare, and that makes this reader’s digest a nourishing experience!!! I feel full and very satisfied from reading this.
I love your writing so much.