I was browsing the internet (as you do) and came upon a fascinating (in my opinion) Ted Talk by Brené Brown about “the power of vulnerability”. Think of it what you will, but I liked what she had to say.

The stories I write often deal with the kind of psychology Brown talks about- the vulnerability that we as human beings face and struggle with. A lot of people in the fandom write stories that include that in some sense. Compassion, empathy, closeness, healing, recovery, the idea of being broken. How characters deal with their pasts and overcome their present. So I wanted to share it, because as both a writer and a person it means something to me.

The video is about 20 minutes long, but the transcript of the talk can be read here.

cw: very brief mention of mental health, illness, drug usage/abuse, self-esteem issues


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s