All posts tagged: transformation

Beyond “Type”

Metastate is about honoring each other’s stories, no matter how different, and creating a more complete picture of our hopes, our fears, our dreams. We’ll share our conversations here and invite you to add your voices to the discussion. Pull up a chair and join us as we recount the stories and lessons of our lives… Maryn:  In my lifetime I’ve been a tomboy, a girly girl, an intellectual, an athlete. I was in the Model UN, a beauty pageant, a corporate job, a creative job…always struggling to fit in, but never quite succeeding. How has your identity evolved over the years?  Darrée:  For a long time I struggled to fit into one archetype – whether it was nerd, misfit, or granola eating tree hugger. It wasn’t until college that I discovered I could be all of those things. I said a big screw you to societal expectations and let my flowy dresses coexist with my volleyball uniform; I sprawled out my paintbrushes next to my guitar and I’m all the more sane because of it.  Maryn:  How did you give up that social striving and …