074 Labels & Identity

We’re talking about labels again! Today the princesses chat about labels and how they relate to identity: why we use them, why we don’t, and the power of reclaiming them.  

In This Episode

We broke this talk into three sections: Why choose to use a label?
  • Labels can help you figure out who you are (especially if you are going through changes)
  • They don’t have to be concrete, just because you use a label doesn’t mean you are committed for life
  • Builds strength & character
  • You don’t necessarily want to use them lightly, but also don’t stress too much about being perfect first
  • Labels can help you feel connected to others especially if the direction you’re headed isn’t A “popular” one
Why do some choose not to use labels?
  • Worried about alienating people
  • Feel they haven’t “earned it yet”
  • See others getting ripped to shreds over not doing it right
The power of labels & reclaiming them
  • Labels can be for ourselves, yet it’s common for other people to take them over/taint them
  • Taking over or turning labels into something gross is a tactic, (if we are comfortable) we shouldn’t let other dictate what a label means (e.g., feminism)
  • Callie tells a work story

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        • Thank you for the info, Adam! Definitely always trying to learn and we know these issues are complex. Any information is always encouraged and very much appreciated 🙂
          – Nichole

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