Embrace Your Inner Girl – Eve Ensler

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brené Brown

What if it was essential to embrace our inner girl for the world to come back in to balance? Yes, that part of our self that is compassionate, vulnerable, intuitive, forgiving and empathetic.

In this 20min TED talk, Eva Ensler talks about just that and refers to –

  • the oppression/suppression of the girl self and how it’s essential to balance and wisdom
  • the girl cell is empathy, compassion, vulnerability, intuition, refusing feeling and how we have been taught that these are weaknesses not strengths
  • how we have train men, women and boys not to be girls
  • her experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo (some of these are graphic so take care of yourself if you listen)
  • how men and boys also have a girl self
  • girls being trained to please
  • examples of girls who have embraced their inner girl
  • an excerpt from her book – I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World(starts at 16.35mins)

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