I was pleasantly surprised at how candid and friendly everyone was. I especially felt comfortable speaking about my life's experiences and that the younger ladies were receptive to what I had to say. The one major thing I got out of the discussions is through the transparent discussions we learned many ladies were going through similar trials. There was no shame in admitting light depression among the group. No need to put up a façade.
I felt seen but not judged. It was a wonderful safe space where I was able to share and be comfortable with being authentic.
I think that the best way to describe my experience being able to hear other people’s stories and realize that I’m not alone with my struggles, and being able to share with others in a safe space.
WE is a space that allows women to feel comfortable facing their past traumas, fears... thought they maybe haven’t dared to think aloud... you leave feeling empowered and full.
I'm still unable to put the experience into words. So, please forgive me for the lack of detail. You just had to be there! I'm in awe of the breakthrough that occurred. I'm in awe of the healing that occurred. I'm so grateful that the Holy Spirit visited us. We laughed, we cried, we gained strength, we found peace, and we found hope. Most importantly, we left there empowered. I'm extremely humbled, yet excited about our future.
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