I know how powerful it is to accept yourself for you who you are, warts and all.
To take off your internal boxing gloves and lay down all your swords.
To let out that big breath you’ve been holding in all your life and to throw your arms up to the world and shout, Here I am!
Well, these songs help me do that.
If you’ve ever felt different for whatever reason and struggled with self acceptance, then it hope they help you too.
- I Am What I Am – Walter Charles from La Cage Aux Folles
Yes, this is what drag looked like in the 70’s! But stay with the beginning of this clip from the musical La Cage Aux Folles (the Hollywood version was The Birdcage with Robin Williams), as it sets up for the big moment of self acceptance by the main character at 2 minutes in. Then it’s a belter!
2. This is me – The Greatest Showman Cast
I don’t need to say anything about this apart from turn it up!
Finding my voice
3. Roar – Katy Perry
Whenever I feel I’m not worthy of having a voice, I listen to this. I’m not a big fan of the video, but the song is great.
To renew my faith in the world and know it’s safe to be me
4. AOK – Adrian Eagle
This song is full of tingly feel good vibes from the power of kindness to the courage to be yourself.
5. Don’t You Worry – Electric Fields
This is all about trusting yourself and knowing that you have everything inside you to be awesome.
The Spotify Playlist
What songs help you in moments of self acceptance crisis? Leave a comment, I’d love to know.
While the above songs help me with self acceptance, my Here I am! inspirational video series is designed to help primary school aged kids develop their own self-acceptance with my unique positive mental health messages.
What would I tell my 8 year old self about how to accept himself? Then that’s what the video series is all about. Check out Here I am!