“I invite you to be uncomfortable with me today.”
How can taboo inspire greatness? As Jane Claire Hervey notes, from Yayoi Kusama (Infinity Wall artist) to Miki Agrawal (entrepreneur behind “Thinx”) to Kiran Gandhi (former drummer for MIA), standing face to face against what is considered “normal” has always been the foundation for disruption, consistently and without fail.
Sometimes Taboo has consequences: Pushback. Criticism. The reality of self evaluation. But in the end, embracing and ultimately confronting taboo is what will push you forward, and helps you understand — if not abolish — self-constructed boundaries.