Episode 001: How Can We Expect People to Accept All the Parts of Us… If We Don't Tell Them the Truth of Who We Are?
with Kristen Vaccher
“If it scares you, it's a good thing.” -Kristen Vaccher
Facing rejection for being different is scary, but it’s even more terrifying if the rejection comes from within. In this episode, Candice talks to Kristen Vaccher. At 13, Kristen was diagnosed with Alopecia. Her life has changed dramatically since then. Kristen recounts her battles- from being bullied to overcoming self-doubt and understanding self-love. Listen in as Candice and Kristen share what helped them live a life full of truth, love, and joy!
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15:07 Shift and Change
27:41 Just People
35:55 The Good Thing About Scary
Truth-telling, revelations, and self-love color today’s episode with your host, @candice_smiley and guest, Kristen Vaccher. Don't miss out on this heart-warming, no fake- only truths conversation!
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10:03 “Everybody makes assumptions and that's not okay. Ask the person the question first.” -Kristen Vaccher
10:19 “Just because it happens, doesn't mean it's okay. Ask more questions.” -Candice Smiley
17:13 “We can encourage other people to not care that they look different. Bald is beautiful.” -Kristen Vaccher
26:58 “When one person tells the truth about their life, other people feel the freedom to do the same. That makes the world split open.” -Candice Smiley
29:47 “The unfollowing or deleting from your life, whether it's a person, place or thing is an incredible act of self-love.” -Candice Smiley
32:16 “How can we get mad at people for not accepting who we are if we don't tell them who we are?” -Candice Smiley
35:55 “If it scares you, it's a good thing.” -Kristen Vaccher
37:18 “Going through something makes it easier for you to deal with extra things that come at you.” -Kristen Vaccher
Meet Kristen Vaccher:
When Kristen stepped into adolescence, her life suddenly changed, but not the change you would normally see in a typical teenager. At 13, she was diagnosed with Alopecia. She wore wigs and bandannas to hide her condition. Almost 19 years have passed, Kristen learned to accept and love herself as she is and that her being different as a face of beauty. Her mission is to stop the stigma around alopecia by sharing her story with the world. Today, she enjoys life like everybody else, working as a Chemical engineer and spending each day with her amazing husband and their dog.
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