defeating the odds and proving them wrong

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Watch out world, Nicole is coming and nothing’s gonna stop her, not even a genetic disorder. In this episode I sit down with Nicole Cleveland, Founder of the Butterfly Chronicles which is a blog that bring stories of hope, motivation and encouragement to parents of and girls with Turner Syndrome. Together we talk about her journey with Turner Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that only affects girls. Having a disability is challenging for anyone, but for Nicole, she defeated every odd, and proved everyone wrong. She even has a book to share her journey of challenge and successes.

I invite you to listen to her story of not just living with Turner Syndrome.

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. [4:30] how Turner Syndrome impacted her as a young child and teenager.
  2. [10:30] her parents role in helping stay positive
  3. [12:18] the story of how her peers found out when she was 16.
  4. [15:41] navigating when it was time to share her story, her mom encouraged her.
  5. [19:00] how she ran and won for City Council and at that time was the youngest female on council.
  6. [21:30] how she overcame roadblocks of self-doubt.
  7. [27:00] her proudest achievement is her book.
  8. [31:37] if you have an idea just go for it, you’ll figure out the logistics along the way
  9. [33:25] what’s next – book #2!

Top book recommendations:
1] Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2] The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
3] Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

You can connect with Nicole at @thebutterflychronicles or at her website to get her book!

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Becca Feauto

Becca wants to live in a world where emails are short, love letters still exist and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.