Professionalism & Authenticity - Karina F. Daves

Professionalism & Authenticity - Karina F.  Daves

On ¿Quién Tú Eres? podcast, we explore the conflict we often face between "professionalism" & being our authentic selves. We would love to feature everyone in our community on their own episode. That said, we publish one episode a we created a story submission option for people to self-publish & share their experiences with the world. 

Tell me about a time when you repressed parts of your authentic self?

Karina F.  DavesWhen I straightened my hair, replaced my hoops with studs and watched every enunciation closely for class, work and any setting where there weren’t crowds of people that looked like me.


When do you feel the most comfortable being your authentic self?

Karina F.  DavesWhen someone drops a hint that it’s safe to be ourselves. So if someone in a meeting or gathering says that safe phrase or safe word, like you good you can be you - no judgment - that’s when I know ALL OF ME can show up.


What would give you the confidence to be your authentic self, regardless the environment?

Karina F.  DavesTo be honest, I feel like I’ve finally reached the closest I’ve ever been to that place. I was sick for a few years and came out of after setting boundaries and dismissing toxic relationships that I’ve finally reached a place of FREEDOM. it feels like I can breath up here.


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