154: Brett Trapp: On Excruciating Vulnerability (and Sharing Anyway)

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Brett Trapp of the online memoir/story/audio story Blue Babies Pink is a writer, speaker and marketing consultant whose story took my heart by storm this past spring. Brett's “Southern coming out story” has been described as the “Netflix of blogs” – and is the epitome of Brené Brown's “excruciating vulnerability.” He risked a lot to tell his true story. And it's awesome.

So I was thrilled to get him on the show to talk about what it really means to tell his own true story with so much grace – and to embrace not only the need for us as speakers and leaders to speak with vulnerability, but the power of that embracing as well.

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ON EXCRUCIATING VULNERABILITY

On the show, we talked about:

  • The power of what's on the other side of 20-seconds of courage
  • The power of ‘picking yourself' – and following your creativity
  • The role of our imagination in creativity and fear
  • Why we even dare to step into this space, and speak

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RESOURCES & LINKS

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SALLY:

If you haven't yet experienced S-Town, here you go.

Small town America. Racism, murder, intrigue, suspicion, homophobia, love, family, mental illness – and characters that are too unbelievable to be made up.

Have I got you interested yet?

BRETT:

Dina Nayeri's beautiful and moving article in The Guardian called The Ungrateful Refugee.

 
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As Brett said, “It's tragic to hear her talk about the shame she feels around her culture.”

Thank you, Brett.


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