I can take myself too seriously. It’s true. But whenever I start to get too cocky, I pull up this picture and check myself. It’s from when I was 13 and won a context to be the guest announcer on Michael Feldman’s quiz show, Whad’Ya Know? That’s right, folks, I was on NPR at age 13. With braces, sneakers, bell bottoms with flying dragons and a tie made out of fake cheese.
If you’d like to listen to my antics, you can access the show archive here. The week prior to the show airing, they played a clip of my audition tape, in which I said, “I should get to be the announcer because I could do the job better than any man.”
Michael Feldman quipped, “I guess they’re teaching feminism in middle school.” I’m pretty sure I didn’t encounter feminism until college, but I’m glad that even 13-year old me was a bit of a lightning rod. 😉