You know when you commit to something, it all seems exciting and then there comes a moment when you wonder what on earth you’ve just done? This happened to me recently. BBC Radio 4 discovered a blog I wrote ago about how the words to the song True Colours resonate with me. As a result I was interviewed for their programme Soul Music which was broadcast last week. Each episode focuses on a particular piece of music, and a range of people talk about what it means to them. The interview was lovely. For 35 mins the producer and I sat in (what seemed like) a cupboard in Old Broadcasting House and I explained that I always assumed I’d be a mother, how I felt when it didn’t happen and how I’ve got to where I am today. And despite that I was nervous as to how she would condense the 35 mins into 5 and what my voice would sound like on the radio. My worry was unnecessary; it was an extremely powerful 30 minutes of radio. And I say that not because I was on it, but because of the sheer strength of the different stories. Radio 4 thought so too as they selected it for their pick of the week. You can listen here. What happened next. As I listened I shed a few years, and that was before it got to my story (around 11 minutes), and I know a few of my friends cried too. … Read moreFour things I learned when I showed my true colours.
You know when you commit to something, it all seems exciting and then there comes a moment when you wonder what on earth you’ve just done? This happened to me … Read moreFour things I learned when I showed my true colours.
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