Rowena Alegría Sound Bites
In her professional journey, Denver’s Chief Storyteller has worked as a journalist, a communications executive, a community engagement officer and an author. Today she feels like she is emerging into exactly the person she is wants to be. But it hasn’t been easy. It’s taken hard work and learning to be true to herself.
If you fear failure, you’ve already lost.
Don’t let fear stop you. I’m 53 and only now am I emerging from the fear of being not good enough, the fear of making a mistake, the fear that other people aren’t going to like what I do.
What you think of me is none of my business. There are so many things you can’t control in life – including what other people think of you. It’s what you think of yourself that matters. So look in the mirror and be proud of what you’re doing.
I recognize that I am where I am now as a result of hard work and BEING TRUE TO MYSELF and not worrying about what other people think of me or my work.
The more I get to know me now, the more I get to like me in a way that I couldn’t have appreciated as a younger woman.
Getting to Know
What you think of me is not my business.
“Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros
“Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich
“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Life of Pi
Author Pam Houston was my mentor in graduate school. She is a friend and a supporter. She’s given me such confidence in my work -she gives me the courage to keep going.