This is hopefully going to help you participate.
One of my respected heroes, Sir Ken Robinson, told a story about creative confidence. He spoke to a young student about what she was drawing. She explained that it was a drawing of G_D . When asked does anyone know what G_D looks like she said "they will in a minute!"
Personal development, your growth, will always depend on who you are surrounded by,
Brancussi said " an acorn will never grow well under a great Oak". Equally a great Oak wont grow well under weeds.
But remember the bigger your audience, the bigger your chances. In the last six months I have been connected to universal groups, unforgettable global creativity workshops and you!
Value what you believe,
you are special.