One of the reasons I got into blogging, aside from it being free therapy, was to connect with women, okay individuals, around the world that had an interest in what I wanted to say. Whether they completely disagreed, or they were wholly on board with my point of view, connection with and discovering these new people always seemed to enrich myself as a whole. But this post isn't about me, it's about Cristi Comes, philanthropist, real life woman, and author of Motherhood Unadorned.
As a #SoFab member, I had the chance to participate in a unique gift 'exchange' of content and thoughts. This virtual exchange paired participants with a random blogger, throwing them into their virtual, ans sometimes very real, world through a river of social media handles, and their physical blog. Before I was a blogger, I was a reader, so reading blogs regularly is something I make sure to reciprocate daily, myself. That being said, it can often be hard to get a feel for the genuine person behind the social media facade. With Cristi Comes this is absolutely the furthest from the case. What you see is what you get, a real, honest, woman who has stripped back all the virtual makeup to provide an authentic sounding board for women worldwide. Her blog, Motherhood Unadorned, is a label free zone where noone is judged for the brand of binky they use, or especially for the days where they simply feel like a failure.
Cristi wants her readers to know that their differences make them beautiful, and so do their faults. In fact, those very faults aren't faults at all, but the building blocks to strength we all can learn to use as gifts and inspiration. There is no Wonderwoman, but the closest thing to her is a woman who embraces them-self, even in the darkest of light.
Suicide Prevention Overnight walk participation. Swing on by the blog to learn more about this important cause and help her raise funds to stop suicide.
What Daughter Says: Open your heart to a new blog and reap the rewards with Motherhood Unadorned.
Check out the other bloggers, and posts, participating in the 2013 #SoFab Virtual Exchange, below.