How to Show Up More Authentically w/ Grace Edison
Are you looking to show up more authentically in the world despite our current diet culture? Grace Edison is a certified and trauma-informed yoga teacher who has taken her experience with diet culture and has fostered a space of honesty. Grace wants you to know that it is okay to not be okay right now, and by embracing a collective consciousness of clarity and support, you can give your trauma space to heal.
In Order To Start Showing Up Authentically You Must:
- Give yourself the space to discuss the trauma that has been brought to your genetically or throughout the past year
- Stop trying to show up and honor diet culture and instead show up to honor who you want to be in the world
- Building an authentic community to remind yourself that you are not alone and that you always have the opportunity to start again
Showing Up Authentically with Grace Edison
Everything from ‘Naked Face for Grace’ to collective trauma bonding is on the table today as Grace takes you down the path of no resistance. By supporting other women, showing up authentically without concern of judgment, and embodying the choices that feel right for you, you can stop feeling obligated to satisfy diet culture and start living as your true self.
Using Collective Trauma To Your Advantage
Whether you are unconsciously body bashing, afraid to stop wearing makeup, or are just trying to start showing up as who you are unapologetically, Grace is here to support you. Building an authentic community to remind yourself that you are not alone and that you always have the opportunity to start again, can help you face your fears of the unknown and start to embody the choices you make for yourself because you want to make them.
The Power Of Showing Up As You Are
Grace believes that collectively, women are getting better at supporting itching through trauma or struggle. Instead of getting wrapped up in what you look like, Grace advocates that it is okay to not have it all together. By reflecting on how you show up in the world, whether it is your makeup, fashion, weight, or something else, it is all about showing up as you are and feeling better by taking care of yourself however that looks for you.
What was your biggest takeaway from Grace’s nuggets of wisdom? Share what you loved most about her perspective in the comments on the episode page.
In This Episode
- Why it is important to give yourself space to discuss the trauma that has been brought up for you in 2020 (9:54 )
- How the state of diet culture is being dismantled by the current events of our modern world (11:52 )
- Dismantling the armor that makeup provides and the barriers it can cause between other women (16:00 )
- Tips for becoming okay with showing up as you are and the effect it can have on how people relate to you (25:12 )
- How to find the balance between ‘over’ and ‘under’ doing (31:08 )
“With everything going on, with how f*cked up this year has been, I feel like it is really giving us this opportunity to make real, authentic connections. And its sort of lifted this idea that we have to show up and look a certain way and have it all together, its really given permission.” (9:26 )
“The beauty myth is really designed to keep us [women] separate, because if we are working together, if we are solid and in a community within one another, then we can accomplish so much.” (14:32 )
“That’s what really started to tune me into the competitiveness between women, that it’s not even to get the guy or the girl or whoever, its actually some kind of rank.” (21:53 )
“I think that I was never the pretty girl, so I did have to develop, I was always entertaining and wanted to be funny even out of the womb, but I kind of always had to work a little bit harder to be seen and heard because I wasn’t pretty.” (25:17 )
“It’s about taking care of our bodies, but its also about us realizing the reasons we weren’t.” (34:58 )
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