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Reformed Performer

Posted by: lifestory in Pride

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     Hello, my name is Lauren Shaw, and I’d like to share a part of my story with you.  I am a performer.  Not the kind of performer who steps on stage and wows audiences with my ability to play an instrument, recite a monologue, or create a work of art.  Rather, I am the kind of performer who gets things done and meets expectations.  Much of my life I’ve been able to perform in a way that earns me enough praise to make me feel good about myself, and that achieves enough for me to stand out.

            Today I want to tell you a little about my performances and about some times when the curtain rose and for one reason or another I could not get on the stage.  I also want to tell you about the freedom I have found from the need to perform, the freedom to live a life without being chained to expectations and demands, applause or approval.

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