Over the last three weeks I have been on a tour travelling to schools speaking to students about issues of self-esteem and body image. After one of the presentations I had one of the girls come up to me and say, “I like your voice. You sound like you should be on the radio.” The next thing I knew I had several students saying it to me. Then the teacher came to thank me and shared the sentiment of several students talking about how nice and calm my voice was. They said I had a radio voice and seemed so comfortable and natural.
The irony of it is that when I was a youth I used to hate my voice. I remember recording it and disliking when I heard the sound of my voice. It was so strange and I felt like my voice wasn’t feminine enough. But over the years I have grown to love my voice and appreciate the way I speak. I suppose it all goes to learning to find our own voice in life. It was part of embracing who I am and what talent I was given without even realizing it. Sometimes what we perceive to be a bad thing is admired by others without us even knowing it.
I found my voice and I have learned to love it.