A few sentences from my speech at the launch of Intrepid Women.
“In the weeks leading up to tonight, I’ve had a serious case of writer’s regret.
I’ve worked in the corporate world on and off for the past 20 years. And whilst I came out publicly with my history with depression in 2017, I’ve never before committed to paper just how bad it can get.
I’ve never admitted that when I am depressed, I sometimes hope I will get hit by a car, just so that I don’t have to do that presentation at work.
I’ve never admitted that at 31, I hurt myself so badly I had to tell friends and colleagues I’d been in a car accident.
And yet in my chapter of Intrepid Women, it is all there for everyone to see, and judge.
So as you can imagine, the idea of sharing that private, humiliating information with the whole world, never to be able to change my mind and shove it back into hiding, is quite terrifying.
So I have had to remind myself of the big picture. And the big picture is this.”
I will be posting the video of my speech, where I talk about the big picture, in the next few days.