Shame is toxic. It is the difference between “sorry I did” and “sorry I am.”
Guilt is feeling bad about something you did, something you can fix. Shame is feeling bad about who you are.
Source: Ben Foss on Dyslexia and Shame
The closet can only stop you from being seen. It is not shame-proof.
And that is what happens when you soak one child in shame and give permission to another to hate.
Source: Hannah Gadsby: Nanette – Netflix
We should spend more time talking about how we change the environment that surrounds people and not the people themselves.
Source: The Gift: LD/ADHD Reframed