Welcome to a NEW FEATURE showcasing Badass People I Know [And What They're Up To]!
Now, I haven't been great at following through on most of my NEW FEATURES, but this one is gonna be just grand.
I was inspired to do a project like this because I often find
myself trying to break down other people's negative self-talk, and
encourage them to elevate themselves instead.
This happens a lot with women, because we are pressured to behave with humility, modesty, and subservience. For example:
Me: "Hey, Female Friend, you're great at guitar!"
Female Friend: "Nah, I'm alright."
Me: "NO YOU ARE FUCKING GREAT AT GUITAR AND YOU DON'T NEED TO
STEP DOWN FROM THAT! NOW LET ME HEAR YOU SAY, 'I AM GREAT AT GUITAR!'"
Female Friend: [nervously] "I am great at guitar...?"
So I thought I'd interview some interesting people I know, in an effort
to give them praise for who they are, and also show other people that
it's cool to be proud of whatcha do!
Abigail D.: "It is cool to be gay. It's like a club that we are lucky to be part of."
Gaby Kappes: "It’s important to get your own information on your own
Carolyn Rodgers: "I see life as this awesome experience and opportunity to seek happiness
and fulfillment. A lot of people are completely numb, sleep-walking
through life. It's the greatest tragedy of all."