- Eva Tenuto
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here.
Actually, I’m not certain I want to share any of this with you.
I co-founded TMI Project, a non-profit whose sole purpose is to get people to tell the stories they’ve been keeping secret due to shame.
I’ve spent the last decade helping others create and amplify true stories to spark personal freedom, ignite human connection and create a world in which all people are free to safely live authentic lives.
I want all those things too, but being personally vulnerable as a means to get there?
There are things I don’t want anyone to know, stories I’m still so resistant to share.
Because if you find out, I will shrivel up and die.
That, my friends, is how we know shame is alive and well.
Through years of working with others on their stories, it’s clear to me that there are things almost all of us go through, but don’t want to talk about.
We don’t want to talk about our bodies and what they’ve been through. We don’t want to talk about our mental health issues. We don’t want to talk about race, money, sexuality, addiction, eating disorders, being abused, abusing, parenting, not parenting, breaking up, failing, death, grief and starting over.
That’s what I’m going to do in this blog series I’m calling What I Still Don’t Want You to Know.
I’m going to share what I don’t want you to know. I’m going to write myself free -- on the internet, where I’m sure to be ridiculed for my body, my mental health, my history with addiction, my sexuality and all the rest.
But, you know what? I’m tired of running away from life experiences because of fear. Instead, I’m running into the eye of the storm, because on the other side is personal freedom. Human connection. And, a chance to truly make my own world a safe place to live my own authentic life.
I don’t think there’s anything more important than that.