Unlocking Self Love through Storytelling with Julie Lythcott-Haims

In 7th grade, I was invited by my teacher to join a creative writing group. I respectfully declined. Then, during a parent/teacher conference, that 7th grade teacher told my mom I declined. In all of my mom’s wisdom, we had a discussion about it and encouraged me to reconsider. I still said no. For me, it felt like an unsafe club because there were no stories I could related too as a young black girl. In this episode, I would love to introduce you to Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie is no stranger to telling a great story. Not only does she share how her writing was rejected for decades but she also shares her journey on how writing allowed her to find the most important love. The love she had for herself.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is an American writer, speaker and human. She has written three non-fiction books: How to Raise an Adult; Real American, a memoir; and Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. She served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University.

I invite you to join our conversation as Julie and I discuss:

  • Self acceptance

  • Societal Rejection

  • Privilege

  • Mindfulness

  • Internalized oppression

  • Race in books

  • Inclusion

  • NY Times Best Seller

  • Showing up

  • Affordable housing

  • Mental Health

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Let’s Talk

Excited to hear more of what Julie has to say? Join her in these spaces:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlythcotthaims

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jlythcotthaims/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jlythcotthaims/

Website: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/

How to Raise an Adult: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/how-to-raise-an-adult

Real American: A Memoir: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/real-american

Your Turn: How to Be an Adult: https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/your-turn


This podcast is hosted by Angela Taylor. Angela Taylor is an equity & inclusion strategist, executive coach, motivational speaker, podcaster, TV Analyst and entrepreneur! She is the co-founder of The DIGNITAS Agency, Principal of Tindall Avenue Coaching and Owner & Chief Indulge Officer of Indulge Boise which is a culinary and cultural experience brand that is the #1 Rated Food Tour in Boise.


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