Following up on last week’s post is this talk by Monica Lewinsky: a woman who not only survived a thousand cuts, but now thrives. Humiliation, even more than physical pain, scathes as far as into one’s soul – especially when from a friend or environment you once felt safe being. Monica was hit with more than a fair share from everywhere and lost much more than many have stopped to imagine. Even today, the world labels her with a stigma that’ll probably outlive her. However, personally, I’m glad to see Monica rising above the challenge. I’m glad to see her taking control of her story.
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”
― James Baldwin