I feel so liberated by sharing my challenges and my journey through shame here on my blog. I know there are many people reading and even though I don’t know who you all are, just knowing that there are people out there who care really makes me feel like I’m making a difference (even if it’s just in my own head). If there is anything I’ve learned from reading my books, interacting with people through my blog, and observing others, I’ve come to realize that everyone carries shame.
Until our society becomes a place where shame isn’t so scary and taboo, there needs to be a way for us to let it out and there is no better way to do that at first than through anonymous confessions. I know that it works because this blog, for the most part, is anonymous for me. So, I’ve decided to create a space for people – anyone – to share some of their shame. Anything you share will be completely anonymous, even to me. When I receive a few responses, I would like to include them in a post on the The Shame Project. My goal here is to help break the silence of shame and to also let other people try out the small bit of liberation you feel when you can finally let someone else hear you, without judgement.
So please, leave a comment, spread the post around to your friends or other bloggers, and let’s try and open up some dialoge about shame in our lives.