Motivational Monday: Write Your Story

What story do you tell yourself? What story have you told yourself? What story was told to you (whether implicitly or explicitly)? What story did you believe? What is your story today?

I tell myself I am worthy. I am beautiful. I am unique. I am special. I am smart. I am a leader. I can make a difference. I will make a difference. I do have talents. I will live out my visions. I am an integral part of this time in life.

I used to tell myself I was worthless. I used to tell myself I wouldn’t matter. I used to tell myself I was not needed. I used to tell myself I was not smart, I was not enough, I would not be missed. I used to tell myself I wasn’t attractive. I used to tell myself I’d never reach my definition of success. I used to tell myself I’d always be picked last. I used to tell myself I wasn’t good at anything. I used to tell myself I would never have friends.

I was told I’d never amount to be anything. I was told I was stupid. I was told I was smart. I was told I was special. I was told I was loved. I was told I was disrespectful. I was told I was a B*****. I was told I deserved to be punched in the face by a man. I was told I over analyzed everything. I was told I couldn’t cook. I was told Jesus loved me. I was told Jesus was always with me. I was told I was not worthy of carrying my surname. I was told I am proud of you. I was told it’s too hard to choose you. I was told your worth saving. I was told you’re resilient. I was told being around you is refreshing. I was told you’re kind. I was told you’re thoughtful.

I believed it all.

Conflicted much? Hell yeah.

Today my story is I am a beautiful queen. My experiences both great and horrible have shaped me to be the incredible person I am today. I am a listener. I am a social worker by nature and trade. I am a believer, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a confidant, a warrior, a lover, a nurturer, a motivator, a peacemaker, and the list goes on.  I have the passion of fire to work with communities, individuals, families to break stereotypes, to disrupt the underlying plans to destroy young minds and young beings. I am the force of wind that will stand against businesses flourishing at the expense of child victims. I am unashamedly, unapologetically, unmistakably Kotrish Wright.

I took the pen from my oppressors and they won’t get it back.





8 thoughts on “Motivational Monday: Write Your Story

  1. I see you are much like myself, someone who believes in the power of story. It is imperative, that we take control of our own narrative. We must always listen to the story that we tell ourselves. We have to pay attention to the chatter that is constantly playing in the background. And a great way is through affirmations. Affirmations are a simple approach that carries a punch.
    I concur self-growth is worth the time. And kudos to spreading the word and shaping lives. A testament to how far one can grow if self-growth is to be achieved.
    Thanks for sharing! ~Wake38

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