Episode Date April 19, 2022
Featured Guest Christa Couture
Featured Book "Brilliant Imperfection" by Eli Clare

Episode Summary

Christa Couture reading from Eli Clare’s Brilliant Imperfection and discussing society’s labels.

Michael’s new book How to Begin: Start Doing Something that Matters is now available at www.HowToBegin.com.

Today, we’re pulling one of our best episodes from the vaults, featuring the brilliant Christa Couture.

We all have labels – some are given to us, and some, we give ourselves. Christa Couture says that how you word those labels can make all a difference. Christa is a brilliant woman with many labels: she’s queer, indigenous, disabled, a writer, a musician, a broadcaster, and a mother. In today’s show, she reveals how these labels do and do not define her and the pressures that come with them.

Christa reads from ‘Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure’ by Eli Clare. [reading begins at 16:30]

Hear us talk about:

  • Acceptance and empowerment: “My body is good enough.” [23:04]
  • “I am not the broken one here; it’s the ideas that are broken.” [25:55]
  • Moving beyond shame. [29:27]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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