2.4 // Letting Go of Upbringing + Choosing Your Own Identity

From growing up a wealthy ballerina to living in a van without a shower, Mary shares the wisdom she’s learned from both sides of the coin. She is transparent about body image issues and how she freed herself from physical limitations. Through distilling her life to the essentials, she discovered where she finds her worth, how she can authentically  express herself, and created a community that reminds her why she’s beautiful.

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In this episode:

  • Growing up in an affluent community

  • The Importance of looking put together

  • Being groomed to find a husband

  • Ballerina life

  • The edge of eating disorders + dysmorphia

  • Where we find our worth

  • Leaving it all to live in a van

  • Distilling life to the essentials

  • Clothing as utility vs expression

  • Expressing ourselves in other ways

  • Letting go of physical limits to gain power + strength

  • Eliminating things we hide behind

  • Appreciating yourself for what’s left at the heart

  • Community of authenticity

  • People who celebrate us

  • Don’t let other people define who you are

References:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Mary // IG - @marycjamison
Bedrock RRG // IG - @rrgproject // bedrockrrg.com

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!