TAKING ON ADVERSITY TO CRAFT A LIFE OF MEANING AND AUTHENTICITY
To say that Jiggy Yoon has been through a lot in life, would be an understatement.
A budding motivational speaker, Jiggy didn’t always have the positive mental attitude she demonstrates today. Born in South Korea, Jiggy immigrated to the US with her family when she was a little girl. In our conversation, she walks us through the challenges she faced as a child, a fire that left her homeless and bouncing from shelter to shelter, her battle with depression that resulted in attempts to take her own life, and opening up about her sexuality to her conservative family.
Throughout the conversation, Jiggy shares details about the constant conflict she found herself in with her mom. She also talks about forgiveness, and how their relationship was mended just before her mom succumbed to her battle with cancer. This is a conversation about vulnerability and mental health, and how to utilize your story as power to make an impact on the world.
Social Media Links
Jiggy Yoon - Instagram
Jiggy Yoon - YouTube
Websites Mentioned in Podcast
Jiggy Yoon - website
Books Mentioned in Podcast
Lewis Howes - Mask of Masculinity
Episode 004 - Mark Heyman, PhD
Episode 006 - Adam Sud
Episode 023 - Chris Pickering
Music Credits for BRAVEST Episode 028
Intro music - Joakim Karud, 'Canals' & The Passion HiFi, 'Sweet Revenge'
Outtro music - Joakim Karud, 'That Day'
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