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how to fearlessly face the truth

Logically, being our authentic selves should be the easiest thing in the world.

Realistically, it’s one of the hardest. 

And there are many (MANY!) reasons for that—from fear of judgment to the barriers put up by our egos to a lack of self-worth driven by trauma or a false belief system. 

This list goes on … and on. 

For the latest episode of Dear Gabby, I sat down for a Big Talk with my new friend, actress Kerry Washington, to chat about her just-released memoir, Thicker Than Water.

In it, she bravely reveals some of the major personal and family truths that were kept hidden for years (from herself and the public), and how she found the courage to finally own them.

in this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The personal crisis that led Kerry to seek guidance from a higher power
  • Kerry’s revelation about her biological father and the impact it has on her life
  • How to overcome social and peer pressure to speak your truth 
  • How a parent’s trauma can impact their children on an energetic level
  • Why vulnerability and honesty are healing superpowers 

This wasn’t just a Big Talk—it was a HUGE and momentous talk. As Kerry so poignantly shares, facing your truth might not be easy, but it’s necessary for personal growth and to gain a clear vision of who you are.

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  • Kerry Washington is an Emmy-winning, SAG, and Golden Globe-nominated actor, New York Times bestselling author, director, producer and activist. Washington received widespread recognition for her role as Olivia Pope on ABC’s hit drama Scandal. In 2016, Washington launched her production company, Simpson Street, whose projects include HBO’s Confirmation, Netflix’s American Son, the Emmy-award-winning ABC special Live in Front of a Studio Audience, The Fight, Street You Grew Up On, and Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere, Reasonable Doubt, and most recently, UnPrisoned.
    Washington is a lifelong activist and founder of Influence Change (IC21), an initiative that partners with nonprofits to increase voter turnout. For her efforts, she has been honored as one of TIME magazine’s 2022 Women of the Year. Washington is a member of the founding coalition of the Roybal School, aiming to drive change across the entertainment industry for students from underserved communities.
    In September 2023, Washington released her memoir, Thicker Than Water, earning a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Thicker Than Water is available wherever books are sold.

This podcast is intended to educate, inspire, and support you on your personal journey towards inner peace. I am not a psychologist or a medical doctor and do not offer any professional health or medical advice. If you are suffering from any psychological or medical conditions, please seek help from a qualified health professional.