039: Redefining Borders, Family, International Adoption & Mascara Moments with MICHELLE MADRID-BRANCH
Today we have a global advocate for adoption with us. Michelle Madrid-Branch is the author of several books including Adoption Means Love: Triumph of the Heart, Mascara Moments: Embracing the Woman in the Mirror, and the children's book, The Tummy Mummy. Links to those are available in the show notes for today's episode.
Beyond that, if you've ever felt somehow that you don't quite belong or don't quite have a voice in a situation, then this is the episode for you. As an international adoptee herself, Michelle's story of adopting 2 of her 3 kiddos is soft and powerful all at the same time. She has been inducted into the New Mexico Women’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and was honored with the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women by Governor Bill Richardson AND she is the recipient of the 2004 Congressional Angels in Adoption Award.
I didn't know this going into it, but even though Michelle is mostly doing author, and adoption related work these days, she has a background in TV & New broadcasting. This means I took the opportunity to ask her a few questions about our political environment today regarding borders and the media.
Overall Michelle has a super insightful perspective which I know you will enjoy immensely. Let's get into it.
Okay, so beyond the Bare Naked Bravery Adult Coloring Book, your Brave Take-Away from today's show is to take a separate bit of time this week to check in with your internal bravery barometer. How's it going in there? Does your internal bravery match your external bravery? It's not like it has to, but it's always helpful to check in with that aspect of life.
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I'm looking forward to being with you next week. We have some great things in store for you!
Until then I have one message for you. It's this:
Be yourself. Be vulnerable. Be brave. Because the world needs more of your Bare Naked Bravery.