Monocycle, Episode 63: Self-Esteem

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When I was nine years old, my dad told me that everyone has an interesting story if you are willing to listen to it. Over the past month, I have really enjoyed treating Monocycle like a bicycle, listening to the stories of particularly interesting people, some more public than others, and getting into the thick of what it means to be a person in the world, whether in the context of being a woman, owning your vanity or experiencing grief. But for old times’ sake (and because sometimes talking is more satisfying than writing), here’s an episode of Monocycle that features no one but me, my sound booth and that background music you probably wish never to hear again but that is probably not going anywhere any time soon. The choice topic is self-esteem, a human condition that has come up in so many of my conversations as of late because it seemingly impairs me, but see the thing is that I’ve been masquerading it as otherwise-titled experiences (self love, self respect, compassion and so on) for at least the last year. Sometimes it is so liberating to finally land on a spade and to be able to call it one even if you don’t have a next step, or solution in place.

We’re only running six minutes and 40 seconds long this week, so enjoy this episode while you take a coffee break, or sit on the toilet, or braid your pubic hair. Please don’t forget to come back and hit me ~up~ in the comments below because now you know I need validation, use self-deprecation to get it and ugh, just love talking to you. HAPPY FRIDAY! T-minus 10

Leandra M. Cohen

Leandra M. Cohen is the founder of Man Repeller.

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