Since I published my original post, “What’s a Girl Worth?“, and called for community responses to the issues it raised of worth and doubt, people have been test-touching and wincing at memories, wrestling emotions into prose, braving bare exposure, and still, somehow, finding the buoyancy to reach out to encourage others to do the very same, very difficult things.
I can’t help but believe the outcome will be marvelous.
If you are contributing to this community collection, I hope the writing of your story brought you catharsis or conviction. If you have ever doubted your worth, I hope you will read the stories being collected here and find community and comfort, hope and affirmation. And if you have the luxury of being untouched by the struggle of so many to believe their own worth, I hope these stories will graciously rob you of that today.
How it works:
If you have written a response or related blog post, please use the link below to add your post’s URL (as opposed to your blog’s main URL) to the community collection; you’re welcome to add more than one post. Please consider linking back to this post so that your readers can find the collection.
If you don’t have a blog or would prefer to remain anonymous, please leave your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
Thank you so much for being willing to share your story. Please be sure to take some time to read other people’s stories and leave them a comment of encouragement as well.
Click here to view the links and add your own.
(I know it’s scary– I’ll go first and wait for you.)