Why am I so-friggin'-insistent on people needing space to show up as themselves?
Because it's not just life-altering, but world-changing.
Concealment, the behavior of hiding parts of one's self due to not feeling safe in the environment, has a significant impact on public health. Often the fear that fuels concealment makes sense. The antidote for concealment is creating space for authenticity.
Creating space for authenticity is a multi-leveled approach. Leaders and organizations can make a commitment to creating cultures that foster and encourage diversity, not simply of appearances but also of experiences and ideas.
Individually, you might notice where you struggle to show up authentically and what resources or skills you need. Check out the courses at Space4Authenticity.