I Choose Me

Nadine Leopold

My whole life, I cared so much about what other people thought, about other people’s approval, and then one day I looked in the mirror and realized I didn’t like the person looking back at me. That’s when I said to myself, “I Choose Me.” So I created I Choose Me as a platform to share stories about the dark times, about mental health, and about transformation. If I had known that other girls were going through the same things, it would have been a lot easier for me to make different choices — and I don’t want any more girls to be lost like that. My name is Nadine Leopold and I Choose Me. read less
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5. It’s Not You
5. It’s Not You
On this show, I want to share the kinds of stories that most people never hear, that many people may never be able to safely share at all or can only whisper in private conversations with their best friend. I think these stories are important because, when we don’t share them, too many of us end up unknowingly following the same scripts — and too many young girls end up feeling alone, isolated, and scared. Today’s guest is one of my best friends, and her story is as raw, vulnerable, and necessary as they get, covering a critical topic: abuse in relationships. Many people aren’t aware of what toxic behavior looks like and don’t realize they’re entering into unsafe relationships until it’s too late, or they’re not aware of the many different forms that abuse can take, and this is partly because most of us don’t hear stories about it — and that’s because those that perpetuate abuse don’t want these stories told. These stories are hard to tell. Heck, they’re hard to listen to. But it’s important to understand that it’s not your fault and you’re not alone if you have been or are currently in a similar situation. It’s important to understand what life can be like on the other end of it. It’s important to understand that there are people who will offer you their support. It’s important to understand what it might look like when someone you know is in a bad situation and how you might be able to lend support without making their situation less safe. Resources: Connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadineleopold/ (@NadineLeopold) Connect with Megan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganmayw/?hl=en (@meganmayw) I Choose Me is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media)