“Conventionality is not morality,” says the introduction to Jane Eyre. That line stood out to me the most in my recent re-read, and I think it’s a solid summary of the book.
When it comes to Identity, “normal” isn’t necessarily right, or better.
Discovering her own unique identity through the course of the book, Jane bucks many of the conventions and normal behaviors of her time and culture while holding to her deepest values. She is a person with strong morals, and her differentiation from her peers reinforces her good morals rather than contradicting them.
This issue of Wyn is all about Identity, because understanding, accepting, and embracing who we are as individuals is important for our emotional health.
We have many measurements available to help us flesh out our concept of Identity: our interests, our talents and skills, our personalities, our values, our life choices.
I hope this issue of Wyn Magazine will help you figure out your own skin and feel more comfortable in it.
Cover image for this issue by Stephen Davies.
Letter from the EditorOctober 15, 2013by Becky Castle Miller
(Life & Fiction) Identity and HopeOctober 17, 2013by Amy Jane HelmericksI’m talking about identity and our hope that is tied to who we are. We all have different hopes and levels of freedom to identify or pursue our hopes.
You Don’t Really Hate YourselfOctober 17, 2013by Kristen KansiewiczMany women have told me, “I just hate myself.” I don't think that's true, and here's why.
5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Identity with A Baby JournalOctober 20, 2013by Michelle LaRoweHelp your child connect his past, present, and future by creating a baby journal. Document everyday moments and major milestones to build her identity.
Debating the Value of Personality TypingOctober 23, 2013by Joanna Holman
Loving the Real Me (The Ugly, Disabled One)October 25, 2013by Sarah Kovac