Remember when Beyoncé shocked the world with her big secret?
No, not the new visual album.
She introduced us to Sasha Fierce — the name of the woman she becomes when she performs.
Ladybug Girl does this too.
In her regular day to day she’s just Lulu. But in order to live more freely (and save the world), she turns into Ladybug Girl.
I get this.
The need to create a different identity in order to fully express
the uncomfortable vulnerably. (Um, hello Tamina?)
But in order to fulfill the authentic self, don’t these identities need to merge?
The answer is YES!
Even Beyoncé agrees. She puts it like this:
I think Yonce is Beyonce. Mrs. Carter is Yonce. Sasha Fierce is Yonce and I’m finally at a place where, as I said earlier, I don’t have to kind of separate the two anymore. We’re all one. It’s all pieces of me and just different elements of a personality of a woman because we are complicated.
Perhaps the alter ego upkeep gets to be too much.
So then David Whyte makes perfect sense when he wrote:
The antidote to exhaustion is not rest but wholeheartedness.
What’s your secret to authentic expression?