Oh! You wild and weird woman! Is there anyone amongst us who is not weird? Who does not have a freak flag to fly? Even those that hide their flag and feign perfection, or those that offer pretense of being above the fray of frolic and fun - that too is weird. Isn't it?
In fact, that's the MOST weird; pretending to be who we are not. Capping down on our natural effervescence. Bottling up the joy that would love to bubble up and over - if we could only allow it.
Canadian director, Domee Shi, the 2019 Oscar recipient for Best Animated Short Film had this to say in her acceptance speech about nerds and weirdness:
"To all the nerdy girls out there who hide behind their sketchbooks - don't be afraid to tell your stories to the world. You are going to freak people out but you'll probably connect with them, too, and that's an amazing feeling to have. Thank you, Peter Docter, for believing in my weirdness and giving me a voice at the studio."
Thank you Domee Shi for your words!
It is our weirdness that makes us unique. It is the seed of our creativity. Lay claim to the weird and nerdy within you. Sign on the dotted line and own ALL of who you are! The world is waiting.