First time speaking to a new audience today:
In front of young girls incarcerated in the Lake county juvenile detention center.
I was nervous about how it would go but as I wrote my talk I got energized. I could go deeper with these gals and it opened up a new possibility.....
It was a hit. I connected in a way I’ve never experienced and the Q & A afterwards blew me away!
Don’t judge kids who’ve made decisions from the best places they knew .. just to survive their worlds.
We all have a story and deserve compassion.
The county asked me to come back when they get new gals admitted and I was humbled & flattered and answered “Absolutely!” without skipping a beat.
I’ve been aware and grateful lately of what I get back when I show up to give.