By Adamaris Reyes ’19
As humans, we’re bound to have a story that we secretly keep to ourselves, and yet no matter what the story is about, the hard part of sharing our story, is having someone sincerely listening to it. Recently, however, a new podcast titled, “Sincerely, X” from TED has been sharing real stories from people that are, “too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly — unless they can be shared anonymously.” As you keep reading, you’ll get to read a preview of one of the many stories people share. It might even get you thinking on how it can potentially affect you and why it’s worth listening to.
One of the interesting stories from this season that caught my attention was “Reclaiming Power” episode 8 season 1. Not only is this episode interesting and positive, but it’s also relevant with what is going on today, in relation to sexaul assult. This woman, despite being a victim of sexual assault, has been able to share her story and feel empowered again. She begins by mentioning a few things about herself like, “I’m a teacher […] I’m passionate about social justice issues.” She also mentions that she has been able to “turn the devastation in [my] life into meaning.” The speaker in this podcast poured her emotions out and explained that the purpose for sharing her story was to show others how to “feel empowered” and not simply “survive but thrive.”
Of course, this is only a preview of the podcast, I’ll leave it up to you to continue listening to her experience. Some of you however might be wondering how does this pertain to me? In a way, this podcast is a good way to inform people about the struggles that people face and the methods they’ve used to endure such difficulties. If you find yourself struggling through a similar situation like any of the speakers, you learn what to do or what can you do to help others.
Last but not least, it’s always best to be aware with the struggles that people from different backgrounds go through. It raises awareness about the issues that are current in our world. Who knows you might notice trends in each of the victims stories and get a big picture of something.
Whatever you find or learn in this podcast, one thing’s for sure, you will definitely be intrigued by the stories that are shared.
- Category: Society and Culture
- Recent episode: Sep 21, 2017
- Listen on Itunes