Ask Baba Yaga: Should I Be Less Shy?

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Transcript after the jump.

Dear Baba Yaga,

People lament my shyness as though it were a curse. They want me to open up but I feel it can’t be forced. What do I do?

BABA YAGA:

People are always wanting ; others to be a mirror, they want to look & look, they want your talking to build rooms for them in which they can live & put up yet other mirrors, they want all to be a-tangle ; they want , too much. When you take the top off yr talk is your own movement, is not the answer to any desperate face looking in.

Previously: How Do I Form Female Bonds?

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.