First the Pain, Then the Rising

Dear Friend,

I’ve been hearing this a lot lately:  G, you seem so different.

Me: I am different. I finally gave up being a good girl in order to become a free woman.

How? Tell me how to become a free woman.

Me: Okay. Here goes. Here is everything I know about becoming free:



I worked so hard on this speech because I was preparing it for YOU. I sat on the floor and sweated this one out because I wanted to come to you through this computer and with my actual voice, tell you what I’ve learned about pain, power, and freedom.

I hope you like it.

In Solidarity and Sisterhood,


Photo credit: Gemma Bauer


Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller LOVE WARRIOR — ORDER HERE

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