Self is Named (aka My Bio is Updated)

Self is Named (aka My Bio is Updated)

2017-08-18T13:19:44+00:00February 5th, 2013|Personal|

Naming myself, (updating my bio) was painful.  But thanks to Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter‘s gold-digging tutelage, it's done.

My favorite line in the bio paraphrases my 12 year-old daughter.  After watching me interact with a friend, she said, “Mom, I know what your genius is — you help ideas grow.” Oddly, when one of my children says I have a talent, it feels more real.

Even so, when I received the first draft back from Jacqui, I couldn't read what she'd written.

“Why?” my husband asked, “Are you embarrassed?”

Kind of.  Yes. Like a beautiful robe or cloak that is a bit too fine.

But alas, I must.

Can you say your name?
Or would you rather stay unknown?
Can you show your face?
Or are you fearful of it shown?
— Stevie Wonder

If I won't say my name, how can I expect others to?

What about you?

As you encourage those around you, especially your children, to be competent out loud and on paper, are you leading by example?

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P.S.  You can read my new bio here.

P.P.S.  Let it be noted I connected with Jacqui via Twitter; loving the quote from Vala Afshar “The web is the new resume and social networks serve as mass references.”