Summary of FABxSummit 2022 Storyteller - Dr. Aimee Tow

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Dr. Aimee Tow tells the story of how she overcame a difficult childhood to become an advocate for herself as an adult. She reveals how she learned to hide her emotions and vulnerabilities in order to survive, but how this eventually led her to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

  • 00:00:00 The speaker tells the story of how, as a child, she learned to hide her vulnerabilities and emotions in order to survive. After a traumatic event caused her dad to become angry and abusive, she learned to turn off her emotions in order to protect herself. This became her modus operandi for dealing with pain and fear throughout her life. Now, as an adult, she struggles with the pain and weakness that come with her injuries, but is grateful for the survival skills she learned as a child.
  • 00:05:00 Dr. Aimee Tow tells her story of how she overcame obstacles in her life to become an advocate for her needs and not hide her disability. She learned it is exhausting to fight against what's true, and that is why she stopped resisting and started feeling the feels, celebrating, and finding joy.
  • 00:10:00 Dr. Aimee Tow tells the story of how she found her safe space and how it changed over time, eventually becoming something that served her more than she ever imagined. She then reveals her decision to become more vulnerable and open, and how this has allowed her to thrive in her current situation.

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