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Jennifer Tran

When my sisters and I were children, we would convene at the end of the school day and share what we had learned. These discussions were fun and exciting, especially since knowledge is so novel when you're a child. Eventually, a teacher was very unhappy that we were discussing what we learned because the teacher considered this to be "cheating". As a child, I internalized this negative opinion and, for a long time, the teacher's opinion discouraged me from discussing new things I had learned to my sisters and other people.

Skip to many years later and I am an adult now! My sister was visiting for the holidays and we discussed technical concepts that we knew about.

My win this week was quieting the judgemental internalized voice and fear I had about sharing what I learn!