Have you ever felt like the bearded lady under the bigtop? The movie, The Greatest Showman, showed us that we all have a place. The title song, This is Me, has become an anthem and a rallying call for anyone who has ever felt a little different. This ode to the outcasts has captured my heart.
Soon after the discovery of my match on Ancestry.com I quickly became a circus sideshow. My story was “unbelievable” and it began to spread like wildfire. It became someone else’s story. I cannot count how often I would have someone approach me to ask about my Ancestry discovery. The greeting when they saw me was not how are you but rather have you heard from your dad? Are you going to contact him? The problem was this was not just a story. This. Is. Me.