My name is... Natasha
I'm excited by... being in conversation with others about our writing/making; discovering new forms for this.
Something I'm scared of is... being misunderstood/not articulating myself clearly.
When in a group, I need/value... the feeling that everyone in the group is respectful of everyone else's perspective, and is prepared to make the space needed to listen and to hear one another.
To ensure my needs are met, I will... try my best to offer everyone the same sensitivity and attention I would like us all to show one another. Be prepared to ask this of others in the group if necessary.
I would find it helpful if others in the group would be willing to... understand that I am menopausal so if I sometimes lose my train of thought or seem inattentive, this is not disinterest or lack of preparedness, but the distraction of a hot flush or similar hormonal episode!