The Need to Prove Yourself

Cookie Lyon didn’t just wake up one morning thinking, “I got sh*t to prove”.  Her lived experiences pushed her into that space.

Although you’ve probably never given it much thought, the same holds true for you. Your need to prove yourself is rooted in your lived experiences dating back to childhood.

In today’s episode of Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding “featuring” Cookie Lyon,  we’re taking a look at a few of the things that pushed her into the “people proving” space. Our hope is that you will recognize your people proving behavior and start taking steps to heal the wounded places in you.  

We also took a look at the magic that happens when Black women heal in community. If you find yourself in this episode or previous episodes, please consider joining us in the Sista Circle of Healing. The next cohort starts November 9th

Tune in now, and when you’re finished we would love to see your face in the Shades of Strong Facebook Community where you can connect with other Black women and have open and honest discussions about things that concern us individually and collectively. This is a safe space where we can lean on each other in times of trouble and unrest, and dance with each other in times of celebration.

Other Episodes in This 30 – Day Series

 Day 10 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhidng |The Fight Trauma Response & Cookie Lyon
 Day  9 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Ride or Die That is Cookie Lyon
Day 8 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Is Cookie Lyon an Angry Black Woman
Day 7 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding, |Kick People Pleasing to the Curb
Day 6 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | Ten Whole Years of People Pleasing
DAY 5 People Pleasing A Harmless Act of Love or a Mental Health Risk?
Day 4 Uncaping Unmasking Unhiding | Why We Become People Pleasers
Day 3 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding |The Side Effects of the Black Superwoman Syndrome
Day 2 Uncaping, Unmasking, Unhiding | When Love Becomes Kryptonite
Day 1 — Uncaping, Unmasking, and Unhiding the Strong Black Superwoman
Superwoman Must Die | Slaying the Strong Black Woman Syndrome

Superwoman Quiz

Are you a perfectionistmaster performer, people pleaser, or people prover?

Take this 4 minute quiz & get a breakdown of your superwoman archetype & how you can use this knowledge to start healing from the Strong Black Superwoman Syndrome.