Tripping Over My Own Assumptions
After the meeting, that trio of young men, the ones I was certain were "not my audience", came over to ME after the meeting to hug and tell me how I inspired and encouraged them and gave them a blueprint for how to be successful writers. Many past experiences have shown me that as women grow older, we seem to disappear and become invisible to society, I learned that sometimes I contributed to not wanting to be seen or heard by others outside my own demographic because I thought I didn’t meet the ideals most of our culture deems important. I have to stop stepping on my own feet. I learned that I'm valuable beyond what I perceived as "my audience". Thanks boys, for teaching me a great lesson. This old broad learned a new trick.