Have to say, this is really f*cking good. (Published in Voyage Denver Magazine)

I think we have a tendency to blame the demise of our society on social media. I get it, the constant stream of everyone’s “all things good” can make us feel like we’re failing miserably at the whole life thing.

But, there are some legitimate positives- getting to see snippets of our friends and families all over the world, for example. It can also be a gateway to connect with people and opportunities we wouldn’t otherwise have access to, ones that can change our lives for the better.

Here is one such connection:

Voyage Denver Magazine is featuring a series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, “…to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.”

Long/short, they saw this photo I posted on Instagram and wanted to share it on their site.  They followed up with an invitation to do an interview for the series.


Photo by Jenna Sparks

My first reaction: Ummm, are you sure about that? But I knew the focus was on empowering women, and god knows, I have a substantial amount of knowledge on what NOT to do. And, I have acquired a fair amount of insight along the way.

So even if just one woman is inspired to rise up and “…take the world by the lapels,” (to quote Maya, the ultimate role model) then I did what I set out to do.

So thank you, Voyage Denver, for inviting me to share my hard-earned lessons-learned.

And I have to say,  I read it and thought, damn girl, that’s really fucking good. ;o)





14 thoughts on “Have to say, this is really f*cking good. (Published in Voyage Denver Magazine)

  1. What a wonderful article! It’s filled with so much wisdom and inspiration. Thank you for embracing and sharing your beautiful and messy self Brooke. Yes we need to embrace each other’s unique diverse and messy selves. Hugs and shit!

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  2. “Come here you! You’re gettin’ a kiss whether you want one or not!”

    Judged by our “assets or inadequacies”, how true. And the fact that we’re judged at all is irksome.

    Social media morphs so quickly these days, it’s hard to say what it is, and whether it is largely benign or malignant. From what I’ve read, it’s primarily the hackers who are winning. Have you heard of Deep Fakes? Faked video so accurate that you can’t tell it’s fabricated.

    My personal approach to social media is that it must be cultivated. If you want shallow, broad exposure, then you grow your network to match. If you’d rather maintain, intimate, psychologically elevated conversations, you have to forgo quantity for quality. But you do have to maintain them. You have to be social to be social. Fortunately, on the net, you can pretty much be who you want to be – an anonymous mole for instance.

    I’m happy for you and your flame of fame. Must feel pretty good.

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    • Yep, you pretty much nailed it. I suppose Social media is akin to the invention of the television. It changed the world, for better or worse? Hard to say. But to your point, the veil of anonymity social media provides adds a whole other dimension, for better or worse? Again, I’m not sure we can surmise at this point.
      BUT, we can attest that our little virtual worlds offer fertile ground for cultivating communities and friendships. We just have to make sure we keep it real. 😉
      Thanks, my anonymous friend, it does feel pretty good. 🙂

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