New York Times: “Breaking My Own Silence

“I am 50 years old, and after more than four decades of living in the West, I realize that like writing, talking is painful because we expose our ideas for evaluation; however, like writing, talking is powerful because our ideas may, in fact, have value and require expression.

As a girl, I did not know this power, yet this is my power now.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/opinion/confidence-public-speaking.html