You can control how you think about yourself.
You can tell your own truth about the experience.
As Brené Brown says, "Shame cannot survive empathy." But the truth is, sometimes we have to be our own provider of that empathy.
We need to find the people who matter. Who will hold us and hold us to account.
And until we do, we have to hold ourselves.
Speaking our truth is the power of holding oneself with respect & love.
It is self care. No one else can speak your truth.