Over-sharing or Radical Vulnerability?

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“I am testifying as an emotional woman and I would like to ask you, gentlemen, what’s wrong with emotion? Beauty is a resource in and of itself. Alaska must be allowed to be Alaska, that is her greatest economy. I hope the United States of America is not so rich that she can afford to let these wildernesses pass by, or so poor she cannot afford to keep them.”

We wouldn’t have an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge if she had not been willing to be radically vulnerable. First physically by living, studying, and raising a family in the Arctic. She did this with her husband, Olaus, so that the wildlife there would have a voice among politicians. Second, of course, showing the vulnerability of being that voice. I love that. “I am testifying as an emotional woman, and I would like to ask you, gentlemen, what’s wrong with emotion?”

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T. H. McClung, she/her(s)

T. H. McClung, she/her(s)

In no particular order: Writer, pastor, Mama Bear, LGBTQ+ ally, wife, preacher, watcher of TV, seeker, mystic want-to-be