Truth be known, I love reality TV, but I do have criteria. I absolutely don’t watch people crash and burn, or act like drunken gorillas, or behave badly for fame’s sake. But I am incredibly inspired by the opportunities that some reality TV offers participants to find a sense of true self and to discover or show pure and joyful gifts.
‘What Not To Wear’ is at the top of my list. Yes, I have learned a lot about fashion and how to clothe my own personal shape from this show, but what amazes me is how an outer transformation can provoke such a strong inner transformation.
In several recent episodes, the sloppy, costumey, clown-like, walking disaster dressed women who have been nominated for the makeover of a lifetime, stand in front of the mirror and sadly proclaim that they have been swallowed up by their life. They say, ‘I don’t know who I am’. They declare, ‘I have been too busy taking care of everyone else, that I don’t even know what I like anymore.’ And, they go on to say, ‘I’ve lost myself.’
That makes me cry, because I know this is echoing the feeling of so many woman in the world. This is about women feeling invisible, and worthy only when they are doing something to make someone else feel better. Wah!
While I can’t produce Stacey and Clinton for every woman who needs a fashion intervention (wouldn’t that be cool, though?), I have created an opportunity for women to create their own makeover – from the inside out.
I created Escape Your Role week just for women like you to easily find resources that are designed to help break through the limiting boundaries of roles. I want you to know who you are and I want you to know what you want. You are important! And, it’s not selfish to pay attention to you.
I partnered with the amazing genius of 19 other women to bring you just what you need to start the process of finding you.
It’s all at www.EscapeYourRole.com, but it’s only going to be there until Friday March 25.
Who do you see when you look in the mirror? If your answer is anything less than the beauty of the stunning You, then head over to Escape Your Role week and get started on your own makeover.