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I Have a Confession to Make

By: L2



Not like a woe-is-me-I-screwed-over-a-bunch-of-people-and-you-should-feel-bad-for-me crying selfie, either.


For the first time throughout this entire journey, I felt like I needed to document a moment, and I happened to have overwhelmed and grateful tears streaming down my face.


It was the moment that it hit me that we might actually be doing something big. We might be saying something that people need to hear.


Our #teamdifficult shirts started landing in mailboxes yesterday.


Someone posted hers on her personal Facebook and tagged me in the picture.


“Aw yay!” I thought and left a comment.


Then my phone started buzzing. But, like, a lot.


People were responding to her post and going to the website.


The website that is basically a landing page to collect email addresses.


They were signing up for the email list.


More than that, they were BUYING SWAG.


People were willing to spend their money on this crazy idea that they just found out about ten minutes prior.


These people don’t know me. They haven’t been following me on the LinkedIn Box. They were just responding to TeamDifficult and the idea that women are shouted down for speaking up.


More than that, they are all in just about the reddest state in the country, and they were STILL engaged.


No allegiance to me or my content or my writing style or my smarta$$.


Just women who are tired of being told they’re too much.


I’m happy to be the facilitator, but I have never wanted to be the face of anything. I just want to organize the things and fade into the background.


That hit me like the best ton of bricks last night.


This is a thing without me. That’s the dream, and I think it might actually be happening. Women want this. Women who don’t know me and haven’t read my various and sundry internet rants are responding to this.


We might actually be doing something big.


Cue the crying selfie.


Ohmybob, you guys. Ohhhhhhhmybob.


**The relaunched elletwo goes live September 15. Get on the list at elletwo dot com.



 

About the Author


Lauren 'L2' Howard

Telehealth Expert | Digital Health Strategist |

Startup Operations and Success Executive |

Mental Health Is Health | Advocate For All Women |

Lover of Dogs and Ms. PacMan | Call Me L2

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