• Yehudit Zicklin-Sidikman

Capital M. Capital E.




“Authenticity is not some new-age pseudo-spiritual concept. It’s actually a survival necessity.”


~ Gabor Mate, “The Wisdom of Trauma


“Authenticity is not some new-age pseudo-spiritual concept. It’s actually a survival necessity.”

My time in the desert is almost up.


And let me tell you that there’s nothing better than a trip down memory lane to get a good look at your authentic self.


That’s probably the point of writing a memoir.

Add watching the film “The Wisdom of Trauma” to that mix, and well…. Yeah. I’ve had a lot to think about.


During the time I was coming out and figuring out who I was, I needed to see that I was still me. That I had a worth as a person and that I was loved for who I was. Not who I wasn't. Not in an “I love you even though….” kind of way.

During the time I was coming out and figuring out who I was, I needed to see that I was still me.


That I had a worth as a person and that I was loved for who I was.

Not who I wasn't. Not in an “I love you even though….” kind of way.


There have been times I’ve had support. There have been times I haven’t.


But I’ve come to realize that what’s allowed me to survive the worst of times and get where I am today is my sense of self.


No, it wasn’t easy to develop. Yes, I still have a long road ahead, as do we all. Still true though.

So.


To those of you who are in a similar place, try looking at yourself in a mirror and saying out loud:


“Capital M, capital E is a pretty damn good thing to be.”

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