I love Courageous Wordsmith Podcast because Amy is an expert at having honest conversations that come from the heart, and she approaches whatever subject she encounters with wisdom and bravery. That’s why I was delighted when I opened my email this August to see an invitation from Amy to join her in conversation. She was inspired to reach out to me after reading my recent essay How Perfectionism and White Supremacy Culture Are Connected: And what you can do about it.
In her own words, this is how Amy describes what this essay means to her:
…I read an incredible Medium article that suggested a link between perfectionism and White supremacy, specifically among well-meaning White women.
According to the article, we’re afraid of getting it wrong.
But we miss our chance to make a difference when we do nothing.
Something clicked. I do believe our resistance to change is rooted in fear. And I know how perfectionism has gotten in my way, in many regards.
Why not in this regard too?
In the past, I would have admired the article, but kept my polite distance. This time, I found the author’s website and invited her onto my podcast.Amy Hallberg, Courageous Wordsmith
Amy is a thoughtful, honest, brave human who is an absolute pleasure to talk to. And — for people who are picky about podcast voices — I have to tell you that I think you will love Amy’s voice. I could listen to her talk all day. I hope to be in conversation again with her soon.