37 minutes | Mar 9, 2023

The One for "Little Alex"

Episode Description

I can't believe I recorded this episode. 

I hope this work – bringing more community + friendship-focused conversations to the world – causes a ripple of change. In my wildest dreams, we all see a societal shift in how we think, speak, and act regarding community + friendship in our lifetime.

But I'd be lying if I told you this work is all 100% selfless. 

At the core of this work is a selfish desire: 
I want my support system to be seen as valid. 

Presently, that isn't the reality. 

I am almost always met with resistance when telling people about the alternative support system I've built.

  • "But those people aren't really your family." 
  • "Your nieces and nephews… aren't those your friends' kids? You aren't their real aunt."
  • "You aren't spending the holidays with your family...?"

"Family is everything" being accepted blindly as an absolute truth in society harms some people – myself included. 

Please listen to today's episode with an open mind. I am sharing a deeply personal perspective that isn't often discussed. 

I hope this episode challenges societal narratives and leaves everyone with a new perspective that causes us to approach each person's support system with compassion rather than judgment. It wasn't easy to record, but I'm proud that I did.

So here goes. My story. This one is for Little Alex.

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