If any of you really know me, you would know that I truly love and admire many of the works that Maya did in her life time. I found that many of the things she spoke about were things that even from a very young age, I connected with.
Something that I have talked to several queer people about in the last few days is the fear of being called out for something you may believe you are not. That my friends, is often the onset of Imposter Syndrome.
Imposter Syndrome is often defined as being the belief that you, no matter how hard you work or no matter what you accomplish, are not deserving of the success you find in life. I have seen it rear its ugly little head & voice several times in the last few months, most recently when I learned that in April I would be giving a TEDx talk. I also heard the voice when I applied to grad school and I hear it daily when I check my twitter followers and my webpage.
Yes, it can be a real asshole and can be extremely hard to contain, especially when you are a perfectionist such as I. After looking around the internets, I did find this video that I felt was a bit more warm and honest than others when talking about said issue.
I hope this video can help you maintain your wellness this week and challenge you to get that nasty voice and person out of your head.
Because honestly, why would you let it live there rent free?
Check out the video below.