Written by Dulce Castrejon, WriteGirl Intern
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to appear for a live interview on the television show, Sin Limites hosted by Elizabeth Espinosa on CNN Latino. The topic was literacy and the upcoming Festival of Books WriteGirl reading.
I was very hesitant to do it because it involved public speaking, but with the support of the WriteGirl staff, I was able to gather the courage to agree to the interview. On the way to the CNN Latino studio, Executive Director Keren Taylor helped me prepare. At this point my nerves had intensified. As time passed very slowly backstage, I was called to sit on the makeup chair and get ready for the interview. I stared at myself in the mirror, realizing that I was very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to appear on television as a spokesperson for WriteGirl. I resolved to get over my fears and enjoy the moment. From then on, though my nerves were still there, I was able to control them and smile.
During the live interview, I kept smiling. I paid careful attention to the conversation and I gave my input. Before I knew it, the interview was over. It was so quick and so much fun. Once I got home, I reflected on my appearance on television. I felt grateful for the opportunity, and thought "I can totally do this again."