Self is Named (aka My Bio is Updated)

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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?


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.”

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