The Word Press topic of the day is, “What is something you never believed…” I have always been the wall flower preferring to hide by the rock like these orchids. I never wanted the spot light, and I have done everything I could to avoid being noticed. Therefore, I would never have believed I would be trying to get media exposure. Thankfully in 1992 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from a Jesuit university that focused on public speaking along with writing skills, so I knew I was capable of speaking in a public forum. However, it has never been something I felt compelled to do.
The people who chose to bully my child and the parents who did not realize how serious this was forced me to overcome my own desire to stay out of the spot light. They started me on a mission to change the climate of meanness in our schools and in our society. This adult, who might have otherwise only spoken to close friends and family about my views, is now working to get others to listen.
Last night for the first time I found myself on a hour long radio call-in program reminding myself to breathe and working to overcome my nervousness for a cause. This cause is that important to me. I want to get others to understand the importance of helping those on the spectrum, to ensure girls get the correct diagnosis sooner, and to ensure they and others have a safe environment for learning. The show should be available via podcast soon and I will post the link when it is available.