Facts are the enemy of truth.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
I had the privilege of attending NARAL Pro-Choice America's annual luncheon today. The event was hosted by Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives. It also featured speeches by the awesome Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of NARAL and Kamala Harris, California's new Attorney General. (They are calling her the female Obama!)
These women are AMAZING, but I have to say that hands-down the best speech of the meal was given by Roz Jonas, who told her PERSONAL STORY of a harrowing, illegal, "backroom" abortion at age 19. It brought me to tears.
STORIES. Real, personal, authentic stories are all we've got, especially in this Connected Age when no one trusts anyone even though everyone is a "friend."
All of your favorite movies, songs, documentaries, and conversations are driven by TRUTH - a fearless expression of the real, hard, beautiful, tender, underbelly of life.
My dear friend and colleague, Mark Rovner, Principal of Sea Change Strategies puts it this way, "there is a real "crisis of content" in our sector -- we are really good at building new pipes for content, but often pay too little attention to whether the content is great or even good."
We have to dig deeper. We have to EXPOSE ourselves and SHARE the truth of our lives.
Only real experience and vulnerabilty can MOVE us and other people to change.