“You’ re too quiet…”, “You’ re too shy…”, “Why don’ t you talk?”…This is how the whole story started!
My name is Zineb, I’m from Morocco, I currently live in Barcelona and I consider myself a citizen of the world.
Since I was a kid, I always thought that there was something wrong with me… All I was told all the time was: “Why are you so quiet?”, “Why don’t you talk?”, “You should talk more!”…
In every parent-teacher meeting, all of my school teachers would say the exact same about me to my parents: “Your daughter is basically “invisible”…” Yes, they literally used the word “invisible” to describe me!
And I spent years and years trying to fit in… Trying to be like others… Trying to be accepted… But still, deep down, feeling like shit…
I was very often told: ”You should talk more during meetings”, “You should open up more about your personal life”, and I often heard people saying things like: “This girl doesn’t bring any value” etc etc
I think he saw potential in me and maybe some kind of concurrence, an decided to shut me off… He confused my quietness with weakness… “Shut up”, “We don’t need your opinion”, “You have no f***ing idea” were things I heard day in and day out…
But at that time I didn’t realise that I was being a victim of emotional abuse… He was a manipulator and knew very well what he was doing…
Instead of speaking up for myself, I started shrinking…And there I was again, not being the real “me”, the “me” that would speak up and defend herself…
Until I reached a point where my work environment became truly toxic to me. I just needed to leave!!!
And this when my whole journey of being me, unapologetically began.
I spent 3 months traveling through Bali, Malasia and The Philippines.
While traveling, I learned to know MYself, to love MYself and to believe in MYself.
I finally discovered that there was absolutely nothing wrong with me, I simply was an introvert… A personality type!!
Option 1: Take justice into my own hand.
Option 2: Use this rage as power and energy to empower other Introvert Women so that they never ever get to live what I lived..
In this platform, you will find plenty of tips, tricks, tools and materials, specifically designed for Introvert Women, by an Introvert Woman, for you to know YOUrself, love YOUrself and believe in YOUrself.
My goal is to create a movement of Introvert Women owning who they are and being true to themselves without feeling bad about it!
I truly believe that as introvert women, we have so much to bring to the world, as long as we are true to ourselves!
So I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter and to join the movement!!
Your virtual friend, Zineb
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