Marianne Cantwell recently emailed me to say that she was getting a lot of feedback from highly sensitive people who had watched her recent TEDx talk (The Hidden Power of Not (Always) Fitting In). I can see why it was resonating.
If you consider yourself a gentle rebel then I definitely recommend watching it because she articulates a certain struggle that many introverts and HSPs experience.. It is described as a talk:
“for those who are good at looking like they fit into their various worlds (be it industry / workplace / social group)…. but who, on the inside, secretly feel like an outsider.
Discover how this tendency can mask a real hidden strength (even if it doesn’t feel that way), see a fresh way of handling this in order to make the most of who you are… and why the traits many of us hide are precisely what we need to embrace to thrive in today’s fast-changing world.”
In this episode of the podcast I explore the idea of “liminality” and why it is such an important concept for gentle rebels. Our lives, tastes, and preferences are underpinned by societal contradictions. We are not black and white creatures who can be stereotyped and understood without knowing us. Instead, we are grey, nuanced, fascinating people. Rather we are those who embrace liminality.
As you’ll know if you’ve been listening to this podcast for a while you can help support it through Patreon.
I’ve made some changes to the Patreon page. It is now a monthly rather than per-episode subscription and there are 4 tiers.
How will the podcast change as a result of this?
It won’t. But there will be more branches of content and community, which you can get access to. The podcast is the heart, from which you can go deeper, learn more, and receive more personal updates from me as I continue to pursue my creative goals and ambitions as an introverted HSP.