This week I am thinking about the labels we put on ourselves, the labels other people put on us, and the labels we want. Partly because today is PTSD Awareness Day, and partly because a colleague is celebrating a different diagnosis that has given him relief and closure.
I had an article published on Quiet Revolution! It is:
An open letter to everyone who has ever made me feel like there is something wrong with me—unintentionally or otherwise.
Read it here:
Hope it is relatable – I’ve had some really nice comments on it already, which is awesome!
don’t have low confidence
don’t prefer quiet environments
am usually quite happy and cheerful
don’t dislike you (probably)
not bored (probably)
not mysterious or thinking deep thoughts
don’t need you to speak up for me or talk to other people for me
don’t need you to help me to be louder or to invite me to talk
Calling me quiet like it’s a bad thing (or doing any of
these) does make me want to hit you
*emphasis on the ASS
Add your own to this list in the comments!