Why coming out of the closet is not just for gay people – podcast with Ash Beckham
We all have things we want to hide from others, even, or perhaps especially, the people we love. If you feel like an outsider, you may already fear that your differences may lead people to reject you.
But hiding fundamental things about yourself feels awful and breaks the intimacy in your relationships. Choosing to have real conversations can be hard, but can also be important.
This week I had the real joy of interviewing Ash Beckham, who speaks eloquently on the subjects of empathy, respect and the importance of coming out of your own closet, no matter what got you in there in the first place.
Ash Beckham is a bold, dynamic presenter who speaks about empathy, respect, and the power of having real conversations. Online videos of her TEDx talk “Coming Out of Your Closet” and her Boulder Ignite speech “I am SO GAY” have gone viral with more than 8 million YouTube views. Significantly, her message has also become a topic of global discussion. Ash reaches millions every day as her inspiring speeches are experienced in classrooms, boardrooms, and auditoriums around the world.
In our podcast, Ash talks about political correctness, self-acceptance and how important it is to remember that we are not so alone after all.
Now you’ve listened to the podcast, why not watch Ash’s original TEDxBoulder talk and see why 8 million people have viewed it already.
And hot off the press, Ash Beckham returns to TEDxBoulder at the end of 2014 for another moving and motivating talk.