My Fear Of Being Seen


Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” 

Brene Brown

Have you ever feared being really seen?

Our online culture is ever present in this reality in our lives.

Let’s be honest here. One of my big fears is being tagged in a photo on social media. Often it is an unflattering pose, or I’m leaning in to grab a piece of food. Or I am just feeling a little insecure about my shape in that season.

Brene Brown says

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”

The problem with allowing ourselves to be seen and vulnerable is it often makes us face our own limitations. We all have a weakness. We all have parts of our lives that we are working on.

We are all on a journey of discovery allowing ourselves to be seen and found in the midst of our imperfections.

This year at kinwomen we are focusing on the overarching theme of fear and this month we are zoning in on fear around our limitations.

How can you face your fears in a safe environment and continue to grow in the midst of them?

One way I am learning to do this is to encourage myself in the midst of seasons of growth and change. Reminding myself how far I have come and how I am learning, discovering and growing.

How about you?


About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth