Posts with the tag “shame”
Shame is Not Home for the Holidays
by Devon McCoy on January 3rd, 2021
Home is a hard concept when you are in the middle of a healing process. It may not even be that your family are bad people or that they are the ones who have harmed you. Sometimes that can be the case and I want to acknowledge that, but that is not always the case. In my opinion, one reason home can be hard is that your family is not your safest people. For healing to be a priority in someone’s j...
Step Out of Shame
by Devon McCoy on December 6th, 2020
Shame is a complex thing. If I could describe shame as a color, it would be neon yellow. If I could describe shame as a smell, it would be mildew. If I could describe shame as a taste, it would be spoiled milk. Shame is loud, it demands to be seen; shame lingers; shame leaves a gross feeling with you the second you give in to it. Shame is also sneaky and manipulative. Sometimes, you don’t even re...