Behind the song “Trying to Please”

This song emanated from a disagreement I had when I was 8 years old.  I left the house, got on my bike, and rode down by the railroad track where the bike slid on gravel and glass and I fell off – ending up with a huge gash in my shin.  I interpreted this as punishment for talking back. . .

Somehow, I got the message that other’s voices and opinions were more valuable than mine; and I held on to a fear of disapproval. The title “Trying to Please” is a rejection of this long-lived scenario.

I believe we should all have a voice.

I believe we deserve to be comfortable in our own skin.

I believe we each offer something of value .   .   .