Are You the Subject of Your Own Life?
Here’s an interesting writing project that a friend alerted me to: #IAmSubject
Women often lose their sense of self to external roles, expectations, and objectifications.
Many times, we don’t even realize that we are no longer the subject of our own lives.
Yet if we begin to strip away all of the external layers—those that define us by the roles we play—what would be left? Who would we be?
Who are you?
I invite you to share your own #iamsubject story, a powerful moment when you reclaimed your self as subject of your own life.
Get all the details at one of the hyperlinks above or here: http://www.iamsubject.com/women-writers/the-iamsubject-project/
I’m going to participate in this.
Identity is certainly something I struggle with–how do I define myself outside my roles as mother, wife, daughter, sister, employee? Who am I if not the sum of my hobbies, chores, education, and career?
Who am I at the core?
Is that even knowable without regard to our relationships with others? How do we define ourselves if not by finding out where our similarities and differences are with others? Why is that sometimes I meet someone and we resonate like guitar chords and I feel able to be my full, funny, vibrant self? And with others, I just feel flat and cold and unable to connect? Why can’t I be the real ME at all times? Is anybody?