As I mentioned last week I was asked to read my piece The King and Us, Myth and All as part of the Bookmark series that took place during Troy Night Out. My friend and follow unicorn Pam was kind enough to film it for me. If you’re interested, check it out below.
Overall, the experience was a really positive one. I think it was powerful for people to hear the words and the voice simultaneously and to be able to connect them. I had several people come up to me after the reading and say they had seen the article in the TU but that they really enjoyed hearing my reading of it. It was important – both for them and also for myself.
This also marks the first time I’ve seen myself stutter in quite some time. It’s always a bit funny to compare how you think something went in your head to how it actually played out. I felt good reading it and I’m very comfortable with the video version. It’s not perfect, but it will never be. What’s important is that I shared my story and that a conversation was opened. That’s worth taking a risk for.
It was a great night. One where many inspiring stories were shared and where I could introduce friends and connect a few circles. Thanks to everyone who came out to support me. It meant a lot to have so many good friends there and people whom I’d be lost with out.