"my true self" // Truth Tribe interview: Sheree Angela Matthews
Sheree Angela Matthews is fiercely dedicated to authentic living, even when it hurts. She’s hit rock bottom and found a way to rise again, truer to herself than ever.
Also known as Wild Soul Woman, Sheree is a freelance writer and artist living in the United Kingdom. She says, “Living Wild Studios is the space where I stand in my truth, listen to my inner voice, and share what I know.”
I’m so impressed by how Sheree has embraced her shadow side and dares to tell her complex truth (via self-portraiture, poetry, and prose).
She believes that “too often within society, we pretend to be someone we are not. We play the game, swallow our voices, and attempt to fit in. In the process we lose parts of ourselves, the parts that make us unique and allow us to shine as we truly are.”
What a gift to welcome Sheree to our Truth Tribe with her feature interview in The Phoenix Soul: INNER TRUTH.
Sheree rediscovered her inner truth by embracing herself as Creatrix, expressed via many forms: photography, paintings, visual journaling, poetry, and more.
Sheree's self-love and worth have been hard won. Her book, rubedo, is the story of a traumatic time when she “had no choice but to rise” from a “crumpled and raw heap” as her true self. She says,
Stories about Sheree twisted into untruths. She was bullied and shamed publicly. Sheree explained,
In true phoenix form, Sheree found healing among the ashes:
Phoenix soul, what stories about you have been twisted into untruths? How do you maintain, clarify, and claim what is actually your inner truth?
Are you able to "look yourself in the eye with love"?
Sending extra encouragement your way, phoenix.