Herstory’s thoughts: Almost every time I sit down to interview a woman about their life, they look at me before I can say anything and tell me, “I’ll be as helpful as I can to you, but I might not be what you’re looking for. I’m probably not interesting enough.”
My response? Trust me, you’re interesting. Everyone has a story. Everyone is interesting.
I once had a friend tell me that it was her time to tell her story in front of her youth group. She was 13 or 14 at the time and told her leader that her story wasn’t interesting enough, “You know, not enough bad stuff has happened to me. My life has just been normal so far.” Her leader told her that wasn’t a good enough excuse. You don’t have experience numerous tragedies in order to speak to a group of people about your life. There are no specific boxes to tick in order to become relatable.
No matter who you are, you have a story to tell. And yes, I want to listen to you, and I want to share your words with others.
I think this woman nailed it when she said “…you can’t devalue any type of experience.”