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Feelgood Quickie: Embracing Otherness, Embracing Yourself

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In an inspiring TED Talk, Thandie Newton talks about her journey to finding her sense of self.

We’re bombarded with so much messaging about what we should look like and what sort of person we should be, embracing your true self is no easy feat. She shares some very personal details about her own journey to self esteem.

What do you think about the idea of embracing otherness as a way to find your own sense of self? Do you feel like your happiness is tied to fitting in, or do you find joy in the things that make you unique?

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Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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