IT’S OUR FREEDOM
Dear Pride St. Louis Board,
First, thank you for the hard work you did this year and every year to produce PrideFest and the Pride Parade. I know from producing 200 author events per year, pulling off something like this is a LOT of work and the chances that you will make someone unhappy are 100%.
Some unhappiness is part of the gig. Lack of communication and other surprises make tempers flare in high stress situations. Most of us who manage these events know how to handle this. Personally, I’ve had books thrown at my head (an unfortunate baseball event some years ago) and emails and phone messages from people who didn’t feel heard or respected for one reason or another. Usually it can all be resolved with some work.
I’m writing today in hopes that my unhappiness (and the hurt feelings and anger of the group I was with) can…
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