I became more comfortable

I started coming out of the closet, so to speak. Because at first I didn't want anybody to know I was going to have this thing done. Just kind of deal with it dispassionately, have my radiation treatment and go on back to school, you know, keep on stepping. But it wasn't like that, and all these stories started coming in. Bernita Motley, she told me her story, just made me cry. She was so powerful, what she had to say. All these women needed to hear that story. For me it was, I think, important and I wanted to connected with some African-American ethnic heritage.

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