I decided a long time ago to not let the fear of imperfection stop me from trying.
I began to see that every part of my story - even and especially that part - could be used for good if I let it.
Don't let the fear of not fitting in keep you from showing up. Own your story, reach out to the edge of the room and find common ground.
As I've shared the vulnerable parts of my story, I've come to realize the importance of using your own voice to really come to hear and know it.