Post by Julian Rocha
j2i Speaker & Leader
Julian is a husband and father. He is married to his love, Leah. They have three children, Jordan (19), Leslie (18), and Brookes (11). He is currently self-employed. He works as a freelancer in broadcast television and has traveled across the U.S. helping ministries and corporations.
Note: Julian Rocha is a speaker at our j2i Events. To schedule him to speak or for information about our upcoming events visit our j2i Events page.
I AM ENOUGH…but I grew up thinking otherwise. All because of someone else’s insecurity. I believed a lie. It felt so real, so tangible, but it was just smoke and mirrors.
I was in third grade and attending a Christian school. My parents were going through a divorce. My world felt a little shaky. The enemy saw a little girl who was ripe for the picking. I had just recently talked my Mom into letting me wear pantyhose. I was allowed to wear nude, but not suntan. Suntan would make me look too old. I remember walking up to the front porch of the school where a guy was hanging with some of his teenage friends.
He asked me, “What is that on your legs?”
I responded very sheepishly, “Pantyhose.”
He said, “What size are they? Q for queen?!” while laughing with his friends.
I remember turning around and walking away. I distinctively remember seeing the ground as I walked. At that moment, I decided that anything I do and wear will be critiqued. That everything was open for judgment. Nothing would go unnoticed. I was something to laugh at. I was weird. I was abnormal. I was less than.
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