August 29, 2019 - EP 33: Turning Pain Into Power with Blythe Baird
Aug 29, 2019
Have you ever had a moment in your life where in an instant, everything changed? Where all a sudden you finally felt heard, seen and understood in a way you never thought was possible? Well, that is exactly what happened to me the first time I listened to Blythe Baird’s powerful spoken word “When the Fat Girl Get’s Skinny”.
This week's guest, the incredible actress, author, award-winning poet, and youth educator, Blythe Baird joins me to share her story.
What makes Blythe’s work so transformative for her audience is that her raw, open and vulnerable storytelling is written from her own experiences around the often considered taboo subject matters, such as eating disorders, sexuality, mental illness, and sexual assault.
In today's episode we explore:
How to navigate recovery in a society that celebrates weight-loss
The Pros and cons of candidly and openly sharing with the world what recovery REALLY feels like
The healing power of feeling understood when we see ourselves in someone else’s story