My life has taken some interesting twists and turns over the years and all of them for the better. There is an amazing woman, Nikki Nigl, who hosts events About Women here in Chicago. What is brilliant about these events is that she doesn't have professional speakers, instead she invites participants to speak (with advance notice!).
I had been to the Body Image monthly event a few times and so she tapped me to speak. It's pretty hard to refuse Nikki! She's created a safe and inspiring space for women to share their fears, dreams, past traumas and desires. The audience is so supportive that I wasn't even nervous about standing up and speaking.
I'm not going to go into the details of my talk but I am going to encourage you to go to one of the About Women events.
P.S. I usually can be pretty judgemental when it comes to pictures of myself, but when I look at the picture above I see so much joy and confidence in my face that I don't even judge. That is a beautiful feeling. Plus my hair looks awesome!