Beyond the CliffEdit
In this talk, Laura offers us a window into the cumulative toll that can occur when we are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crisis or trauma of humans, other living beings, or the planet itself. Held within a larger context of systematic oppression and liberation theory, we’ll dive into what gets hard and how to work toward reconciling it both individually and collectively. From TEDx Washington Corrections Center for Women.
I entered into adolescence feeling if continuing to live wasn't going to be impossible it would be highly improbable. So, I navigated high school with a lot of overachieving. I spent my days getting straight A's and working three jobs and I spent my nights planning on how I could end my life without causing my older brother (who had always been my protector and my role model) too much pain.