How does a person go from being shy and scared of presenting in front of a handful of people, to being confident enough to apply to speak at a WordCamp or WordFest? That is my journey and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the amazing WordPress community.
I have been involved with WordCamps and Meetups for a long time, yet I never dared to be a speaker myself. I was terrified of public speaking. The WordPress Diversity team helped me overcome my fear and the imposter syndrome while being very supportive.
Let’s talk about why it is important to encourage new and diverse speakers and how we can achieve it as a community.