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Every Woman Has Her Own Story of Invisibility

Sep 17, 2018

Have you ever felt so frozen with fear you couldn’t put yourself out there and just be yourself? Even though you had a deep longing to share, create, make a difference? It felt safer to stay in the shadows.

I get it.

Every woman has her own story of invisibility.

Here’s mine.

I was the little girl who disappeared behind the curtains when strangers visited.

I didn’t join groups as a child because I’d freeze with self-consciousness.

When I moved to a new, larger school for a year I was so shy I didn’t make any friends. I sat alone at break times with tears rolling down my cheeks.

Painful, right?

Even when I grew up I avoided career moves that threatened to put me in the spotlight.

My first business failed because I was too scared to put myself out there and market my services.

I had a successful career in education, but chose management roles that were less scary than teaching.

Rather than step into leadership, I supported others. I had the ideas. They...

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