I’m a bald woman – a boldly bald woman who refuses to hide her head under hot, itchy wigs so nobody will see my baldness and ridicule me.
So what? Why should anybody care that I choose to face the world every day with my bald head shining and a smile on my face?
Because we’re all bald in some way. We all have something about ourselves we are uncomfortable with, something we’d rather hide than risk being singled out for or rejected because of, something that drains self-confidence and hobbles genuineness. Those challenges are blessings in disguise opportunities for self-acceptance and growth.
I’m sharing this interview with Eamonn O’Brien, President of The Reluctant Speaker’s Club located in Dublin, Ireland, to illustrate the power of story to change perceptions and facilitate growth.
Why should you listen? Because you have a story too – that only you can tell – that has the potential to touch someone else and help them to break through their own circumstances and reclaim their self-confidence and joy.