It all started with a little post on Twitter by San Francisco OB-GYN Dr. Jen Gunter, urging this call to action:
Ladies, tell me about your appropriate confidence.
I’m tired of having to say it louder for the patriarchy and the peanut gallery.#AppropriatelyConfident
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) October 14, 2018
I was hooked when I read an early response from a pediatrician, who (on top of everything else a pediatrician might feel self-confident about) mentioned that she does the New York Times crossword IN PEN. Now, that is true confidence, my heart sisters. . .
I decided to bite, tossing aside all that ‘aw shucks’ false modesty that women are so often socialized to embrace. Here’s how I responded about myself:
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