Written by Felecia Ferrall
Feelings aren’t always something that we talk about. Too often there’s a negative stigma around even having them. We live in a society where we’re told feelings are not something to be shared. Our culture tells us that we need to climb high, work hard, party harder, look flawless and find the perfect partner all without a single drop of sweat or forgetting to post to Instagram. The problem is that too often we’re going through the motions and not actually stopping to acknowledge our feelings. The truth is we can’t live life without feelings or risk. No matter how long we avoid our feelings they tend to come out eventually. Our feelings make us human. It's what we do with them that matters.
Typically when we think of sexual health, the first thing that comes to mind is the physical aspect of it: how our body looks and the way that it works.Our sexual health is about more than just our physical body. It’s the intersection of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
I don’t know about you, but there have been many times in my life when I’ve poured into relationships and environments that don’t do the same for me. I am making a choice to change that. I’ve slowly started being intentional about why and how I use my feelings to live my best life.
Starting in September, along with the Publicly Sexy team, I’ll be hosting Fridays with Felecia, a monthly Q&A for all your Publicly Sexy questions. I’ll be answering questions on topics from relationships advice and sexuality to mental health and wellness. Every month you can submit your questions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org our slding into our DMs on Instagram. Don’t worry, all your questions will be kept anonymous when they’re answered so ask away! Answers to your questions will be posted on the last Friday of every month.
It's time that we unpack our hopes, hangups, and everything in-between instead of hiding behind our social media and curated profiles. We are all imperfect, flawed, beautiful souls who are trying our best to survive this crazy thing we call life. We can’t expect other people to accept us if we can’t accept ourselves. One of my favorite quotes by Brené Brown is “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
No matter what you’ve been through, no matter where you’ve come from or where you are right now my message for you is still the same: You. Are. Worthy.
It’s time that we get comfortable with being uncomfortable with being uncomfortable.
It's time we let ourselves be in our feelings.
In strength & solidarity,