Too afraid to show my hands — overcoming the fear of letting others see our designs

Something inside me broke when she said my hands were ugly.

My hand.

I can still recall the day in 1991, the room, and her name. My classmate Dana looked at my hands during an activity in elementary school and gasped, “Eww, your hands are gross! Why are



Helping businesses & individuals apply their UX skills to how they’re experienced by other people. Mike Curtis, Sr. UX Designer and author of The You Design System, has 21 years of experience in design, UX, marketing, e-commerce & sales.

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Mike Curtis

Senior UX Designer / Top writer on Medium / Helping you design the UX of You / 22+ years in design, marketing, & sales.