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Authenticity In The Face Of Change

Do you remember that scene from Alice in Wonderland where she meets the caterpillar? He keeps asking her over and over again, “Who are YOU?”.

God that used to irritate the hell out of me. Because who wants to answer that question really? WHO ARE YOU? Well that depends...

  • Do you want all of me in all my messy authenticity or do you want the cleaned up polished version of me?

  • Do you want the girl who knows how to play ball or do you want the rebel who flicks her cigarette right before she burns it all down?

  • Do you want the woman who is full of righteous fury or do you want the prayerful, meditative girl who sits quietly in her pew?

For the last 18 months we have been going through a lot of transition. For many of us, bringing our authentic selves to the table is simultaneously liberating and terrifying.

The way to continue walking down the liberating path is to remember that nothing is etched in stone.

So who are you really?

Who is hiding there behind all of society's shame and guilt?

Who is inside of you just itching to come out?

Here are 3 things you can do to tap into your authentic self:

  • Ask for what you need. No one can help you if you don’t ask.

  • Pay attention to your body and find joy in the skin you are in. You only have one god pod, love the crap out of it.

  • Speak your truth with compassion and grace. We need your message in the world. 💫

I love you and your gifts you have to bring to the world.

Sending you love and all the compassion!


Dr. Melissa Bird


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