Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Sonia Speakwell took a deep breath as she stepped onto the stage. She’d finally made it to deliver her TED Talk and she wasn’t going to let the moment get the better of her.
She centred herself for a moment, letting the room fall silent. Then she lifted her sparkly eyes to meet the audience, smiled and started speaking.
Her heart was thumping in her chest, but Sonia knew that what she had to say was far more important than her nerves. She wanted to take them right there, to Somalia, where it had all begun for her. And she knew it had to come from her heart. ...