My story in The Guardian today

It was a bright, sunny day at my girls’ grammar school in 1983. I was 13 and proud to have been chosen to throw the javelin for my house team. It was a rare moment of confidence: I was bullied at school, had few friends, and home was a tough place. My mum and sister were loving, but I didn’t get on with my stepdad, who made me feel worthless.

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“Vulnerability without boundaries is not vulnerability”

I love this quote from Brene Brown from her fantastic new book “Dare to lead”.

Vulnerability is often misunderstood. From a young age we are taught that vulnerability is a weakness. We believe that we have to hide away any sign of weakness in order to fit in and to feel that we belong. This can lead to the suppression of emotions that need to be expressed, resulting in a deeper feeling of anxiety, depression or other mental health related issues later on in life.

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Lis Cashin