there is value in pointing at shame

Personal stories are often the hardest to share...this has never been more true than as we compile the next issue of Under the Gum Tree, scheduled to publish on April 1. Even people who aspire to be writers -- as in get paid for their craft -- struggle to write something that is personal and vulnerable. But that's precisely why we aim to tell stories without shame. As it happens, we stumbled across this new TED Talk today (probably while avoiding magazine production).

"Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage"

-Brené Brown