Letter From the Editor: Why We're Chanting the "Support, Not Shame" Mantra

Updated 03/09/18

Hello, MyDomaine readers! Each month, we'll share a video from our editorial director, Sacha Strebe, to highlight our monthly theme (see our February letter) and give you a first look at the inspiring content we have planned. This month, we're talking about the power of community and why it's time we ditch judgment and shame, once and for all.

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There's a reason shared workspaces like The Wing have become an overnight phenomenon. Yes, the interior design is impeccable and the amenities are world-class, but it's the community at the heart of it that really drives its continued success. It's that tribe mentality Sebastian Junger wrote about in his New York Times best-selling book Tribe. He notes that this "tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival."

Anyone reading this will know or has experienced how much stronger we are when we come together, and we truly agree with Junger that "it is possible even in today's divided world." So isn't it about time we swapped judgment and shame with camaraderie and empathy? Our goal this month and beyond is to create a space that celebrates women coming together to support each other.

In honor of International Women's Day, we will be featuring powerful and inspirational stories that compel us to bask in another woman's glory, knowing that when she shines, we do too. We look at the realities of being a mom in a curated world and the crippling effect of comparison. We explore vulnerability and why there is no shame in sharing the struggle

Poet and author Cleo Wade shows us the power of using poems, mantras, and affirmations to keep you feeling empowered and motivated, while Paralympian, actress, model, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, and motivational speaker Amy Purdy asks us to see the gift in limitation and shares why we should be turning it into blessings that fuel our imagination and take us further.

Watch the video above as I give you a sneak peek at what we have planned for you in March.

I can't wait to hear what you think.

xx
Sacha

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