True North with Abby & Ryan

Self Acceptance, Systemic Misogyny, Sharing Our Stories

September 17, 2021 Abby & Ryan Season 2 Episode 5
True North with Abby & Ryan
Self Acceptance, Systemic Misogyny, Sharing Our Stories
Show Notes

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Also, Ryan's audio is bad cause computers and software are rude.

a) What's a part of yourself you have difficulty accepting?
b) What part of yourself do you have no problem accepting?

a) The parts of me that demonstrate I still have growing to do (TikTok example:

a) The part of me that has influence on others and makes a positive difference
b) The part of me that's a pillar of strength for those going through difficulty

How do we balance between meeting people where they are and letting them be where they are on their own personal journey, and speaking up to create a world you believe is in everyone's highest good? One seems to demand staying out of other people's way and releasing what's out of our control, and the other seems to demand exerting control over others if we perceive they're headed toward harming themselves or others. Where do we draw the line in terms of imposing our "shoulds" on others to prevent them from causing harm?

"The shortest distance between two people is a story" -Patti Digh


  • Ryan is grateful for Cathy Cassani-Adams' new book, Zen Parenting: Caring for Ourselves and Our Children in an Unpredictable World. Pre-order here:
  • Abby is grateful that we live in a world where all these social justice conversations are even happening

1:43 - Question of the Episode
5:54 - Men making the world unsafe for women
23:55 - Abby pokes at why Ryan spoke up
43:03 - Start with your story and go from there