lidia yuknavitch

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intro’d to Lidia via ted 2016 – how a misfit found her voice

3 min – homeless people are some of our most heroic misfits..

9 min – it’s a shame we carry.. of wanting/feeling something good.. a shame of not really believing we deserve to be in the room w people we admire..

you belong in the room too.. the radiance falls on all of us.. and we are nothing w/o each other..

10 min – sometimes telling the story is the thing that saves your life

11 min – (memoir) the chronology of water – stories of how many times i’ve had to reinvent a self from the ruins of my choices.. my seeming failures.. were really just weird ass portals to something beautiful.. all i had to do was give voice to the story

misfits myth: even at the moment of your failure.. right then.. you are beautiful.. you have the ability to reinvent yourself endlessly… that’s your beauty..

imagine if that’s all we focused on.. all of us..

groundhog day.. as the day.

a nother way (for all of us) to live..

i’m only here to tell you . even at moment of your are so beautiful.. you rare.. phenomenal misfit.. you new species.. are the only one in the room who can tell the story the way you would.. and i’d be listening

listen.. to all the stories

 energy\ness – from all of us

has to be all of us…


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Lidia Yuknavitch (born June 18, 1963) is an American writer, teacher and editor based in Oregon. She is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, and the novels The Small Backs of Children and Dora: A Headcase.