Our greatest capabilities have often been forged within our greatest challenges in this life. 

Those shadow experiences of pain, trauma, hardship, rejection, vice and isolation have gifted us the potential to literally, shine.

These dark sided experiences have championed the weak youngin to become an Olympian, the awkward teen to be a supermodel, the shy skinny kid to be wield magic with words and become author and the queer moody pre-teen to find refuge in service of their queer community.  

Our greatest sadness can give rise to our greatest triumphs. 

Our shadow literally allows for the light.