At long last, I’ve gotten a copy of my appearance on Hallmark’s “Home and Family” Show. It’s pretty light-hearted, but I got the chance to say some important things. I hope you like it.
I think it’s fair to say that I was terrified about this appearance. I actually was in several other segments of the show as a guest. The producers grilled me at length before booking me. In fact, I remember that the call came in during a camping trip that I shared with my husband. Thankfully he’s super understanding so I was able to take this call even while we were on vacation. This is something that is generally a taboo for us.
But I learned one interesting thing from this show. And that is I think the interviewers were as nervous as I was about covering this topic. This is a “nice” show with “nice” hosts. This was no Jerry Springer. And I could tell they were struggling with how to cover this topic and meet the requirements of their producers without looking mean or stupid. When I was able to handle the questions without crying or freaking out or being accusatory, they were visibly relieved. And for me, that’s something important to remember. When you’re talking to somebody who is aggressive and mean, it’s important to be able to deal with that. But it’s also important to be able to help somebody along who has absolutely no idea about how to talk about this important topic.
Anyways. I’m on the road and frantically getting ready for the ASDAH conference. I hope to see some of you there!
The Fat Chick