As a new mother, I was compelled to take an honest account of how a difficult childhood influenced my life today. While reflecting on a world that made my younger self feel invisible, my mission became clear. Stop letting the shame of life’s scars prevent me from discovering, and using, my true identity to stand out and thrive.

If you have ever felt robbed of the opportunity to discover your talents, or what your contribution to the world could look like, join me. Now is the time to read, and openly share, stories of struggle and perseverance. There is incredible strength in knowing that you aren’t alone. So stay connected, take painting lessons, travel, succeed, fail… Just keep discovering!