Authenticity Heals

Every year my Burning Man experience produces deep lessons that I commit to integrate into my life, and surely, this year was no different. Surrounded by those I call my chosen family, I reached a whole new level of self-acceptance, owning my personality, and bringing forth aspects of me that have been hidden behind my misplaced self-judgment . What if I won't be liked or turn people off? What if people think I'm acting "age-inappropriate"? At Burning man I decided to go for ME. With trepidation, I slid on the cat suit, zipped up the boots, and rolled out to meet my campmates. To my surprise I was received with jaw dropping gazes and loving embraces. People called out to me "There she is!" as if I'd been in hiding this whole time.

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