Moving From Safe Space to Brave Space

The ultimate safe space is the one we create within ourselves. Once we’ve got our foundational safe space, we can move out into the world, creating brave space as we go.

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Humans are hard-wired for safety. For many of us, it can be a journey and challenge to feel comfortable and safe in our bodies. And yet, our bodies are our first, and most reliable safe space in this world. 

So how do we cultivate that safe space? It starts with knowledge. I found out things about myself and others. I discovered what I attracted in my life. I honored my own complicity. I learned from my actions and the actions of those around me. My closest friends taught me my most important lessons and for that I am forever grateful. My family set the foundation for me to even recognize the lessons my friends would bring.

As a child I cried a lot, a whole lot. I was a very sensitive child. Witnessing at a young age matriarchs mourning at the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and so many ancestors. Seeing neighborhoods change and losing so many of our men to oppression, violence, and injustice. Growing up in this world you learn that you have to try to be less sensitive. That was difficult for me, I just am…