March 20, 2017
The closer I got to going on the stage, the more I could feel the fast thud of my heart. I had experience performing in front of a large audience, but this time was totally different. It was not just singing a song or giving a presentation of my research. This time I was going to share something personal, something that I felt very uncomfortable sharing, something that would throw me back to those moments of sadness—moments when I have faced prejudice.