Music Monday – Roar About Migraine
Today’s inspiration comes from Mariangeli’s interpretation of Katy Perry’s “Roar.” Not only is it delightfully cute and sassy, it sends a clear message that this little girl is not going to be defined by stereotypes imposed on her by others.
I wonder how many times people with migraine limit themselves based on the perceptions of others. We’ve all heard the stereotypes.
Can’t take the heat.
Need to just relax.
Do you believe them? Even if you hate the stereotype and don’t believe them, do you still change your behavior based on what others might think or say?
The opening lyrics say it all…
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
For decades, when people made comments about my experience with migraine, I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t want to “rock the boat” so I just sat there an took all that garbage without ever saying a word. All that stopped about 7 years ago. I’d had quite enough of being marginalized because of a disease over which I had no control. I didn’t ask for migraine and I certainly didn’t do anything to “deserve” it. I was simply born with unlucky DNA that made me vulnerable. As it turns out, I am not alone. Millions share my fate. So I am done being quiet about migraine. How about you?