We want your stories!

My new book, Make Some Nose: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength is all about shining bright, taking up space, learning self-confidence, cultivating resilience, and pushing back on the culture that raised us.

I'd love to hear from YOU. Leave us a voice message and tell us how you've made noise in your life. Please follow the instructions and see below for examples.

Examples of MAKING NOISE:

Did you ask for a raise or promotion at work? What happened? How did you prepare?
Did you set a boundary with someone? How did it go?
Did you quit a habit like drinking; something that wasn't serving you anymore? How did you get the courage to do it? How has it changed you?
Did you give your opinion or ask questions when you'd been nervous to do it previously? How did you do it?
Did you change your relationship with money? How and what happened?
Has your self-confidence grown recently? If so, what made that happen? Anything specific you've done as a result of having more self-confidence?


  1. Be in a quiet place when you leave your message, please be aware of the wind, hair rubbing your microphone or background noise.
  2. Please try to keep messages under 5 minutes. We suggest that you jot down a few bullet points before you begin recording to help you stay focused.
  3. Speak slowly and clearly.
  4. State your name (first name only), where you live (you can be vague, like the state/province you live in, or even the country), your email address (if we need to contact you), and then your story.

By clicking the link below and submitting your voice message you grant Your Kick-Ass Life, LLC and Make Some Noise Podcast with Andrea Owen's approval to use your message in a future podcast episode. Your message may be edited for clarity and brevity. Note: due to the sheer volume of messages we receive, we may not be able to select every message to use on the air. We appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us!