Hearing you speak, I felt so moved by what you are infusing into our world, culture, and being. It touched me so deeply into my heart, which I still don't understand the complexity of it. I realized in the moment as you were sharing that I had been in shame of this part of my life. I was ashamed that I was someone who cleaned people's homes and offices. I felt that I was looked down upon as less than, and as menial and uneducated. I realized that I created these stories that I in turn told myself. I believed them, and I became these stories of cruelty to myself. I also realized that I was infusing shame and self abuse in all aspects of my life and work.
I am grateful for meeting you and my life has been enriched so much in such a short time.
Melissa Whitemore Aug. 25, 2015