Unveiling a new badge: Tracy Shave


Tracy Shave, the powerhouse behind Giggle Together and author of the blog, Traciness – In all it’s glory, recently contacted me on my Facebook page and informed me she had accepted my challenge and created this wonderful badge.


I think it is beautiful, cute, and creative. It perfectly embodies the beauty that rises from the ashes of destruction and the strength that comes from moving through painful and challenging things in our lives.

I think it only fitting that Tracy herself be the first recipient of this new badge as a recipient of the Courageous Confessional Blog Award. In her own words:

I am Tracy Shave. “Traciness” is a term that has been used in different organisations as they hand work for me to do. It is a technical term commonly used to express a need for something to be brighter, more creative and “in your face”. It is also the term used when describing my diagnosis. I may have been diagnosed by a doctor with Bi-polar Disorder II and there are indications that I have undiagnosed Adult ADHD but for me they all add up to having “Traciness”. I have a son who has ADHD, AUTISM and Sensory Processing Disorder – or “jamieness” as I like to call it – his name is Jamie. We are, after all, just individuals! This is that world and I’d like to share it with you.

This is a woman who has done what needed to be done to move from the lowest of lows and figure out how to not just survive, but also to use her experiences and realities to thrive and grow Ina me from.

Please visit her blog and meet her for yourself.


Le Clown: A Clown on Fire, Black Box Warnings & The Ringmistress: Laments and Lullabies

My third nominee for the Courageous Confessional Blog Award is none other than . . . Le Clown of A Clown On Fire and Black Box Warnings

Also nominated: The Ringmistress, wife of Le Clown, aka Sara of Laments and LullabiesHire me, I’m crazy