Last year, we stood on the stage at Rock Retreat Run and read this script to a room filled with 175 women. Our intention was to shine a light on what resilience truly looks like.
Resilience, after all, is about showing up and getting back up.
We talked about how we so often downplay our strength and look right past all of things, moments and decisions that we’ve endured.
When we were done reading this script (below), there was not a dry eye in the room. We ourselves could barely read through our own tears. As we spoke these words out loud, women starting reaching for each other. First a hand, then a shoulder, then a hug, then simply holding each other up and becoming one collective story, together.
Since starting Fellow Flowers, it was hands down one of the most impactful moments I have ever experienced.
And since that day, many of the women in that room now feel differently about our rock star flower. And as we kick off its virtual run this week, it’s time to share that moment and these words with you as well.
Below is part of the unedited script from Rock Retreat Run.