For more than 20 years now, I’ve been interviewing people as part of my work as a video producer, writer, and journalist. I always consider it a great privilege and honor when people accept my invitation for the interview, and proceed to answer the questions I ask….
Ultimately, this leads to them sharing their story with me — and there’s always this magical moment that happens at some point inside the interview… it’s like a chime that goes off in my head…. a little bell rings to signal that moment when we’ve hit our target. I’ve uncovered a golden piece of their story.
This happened yesterday when I was interviewing my guest on the Bright Light’s Storytelling Series— a weekly Facebook Live interview I do on Thursdays.
I was interviewing Lucy Brummett, a writer and blogger who went from being riddled with insecurity and self-doubt…. to stepping out as a writer & bloggers to be seen and heard....
I can’t help but think about the power of Story today, as we celebrate and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here was a man so passionate for civil rights, he rose above adversity and used his voice to openly share his story as a means to blaze the trail for all of his brothers and sisters.
It’s awe-inspiring to think about the journey of Martin Luther King, Jr and how powerful his legacy is to this day.
Can you imagine if he had let all the doubts in his head keep him quiet??
I hear some of the same things over and over from amazing women who tell me they are scared to share their story —
Things like, “What will other people think? What if they think I’m trying to be somebody special? What if my story falls flat, and it’s not exciting enough?"
Some of these same thoughts probably went through MLK's head at some point.... Can you imagine if Martin Luther King, Jr had let that fear get to him?
Now, I know...