'I have herpes,' she said nervously and slowly into the microphone. And with that private admission, a first of its kind TEDx moment, a worldwide reaction was set in motion. Today, the host is celebrating the show’s one-year anniversary and mileston
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014
Kirsty Spraggon, Founder and Host of online talk show, Kirsty TV revealed a personal secret to hundreds, then millions, as she took the stage at TEDxMalibu. “I have herpes,” she said nervously and slowly into the microphone. And with that private admission, a first of its kind TEDx moment, a worldwide reaction was set in motion.
Today, the host is celebrating the show’s one-year anniversary and milestone of 100,000 online views. In a powerful home video, never intended to be shared with the public, Spraggon spoke her confession for the ﬁrst time. Determined to be vulnerable and spread the healing, Spraggon debuted the video as a preface to her TEDx Talk. Entitled, “You’re Only As Sick As Your Secrets,” the talk was posted on TEDx.com’s YouTube Channel, bringing the message to a worldwide audience.
The subject matter struck a chord with people of all ages, many offering words of support, others opening up about their own STDs. “Daughters are talking to their mothers and friends are sharing with one another, that they too have kept silent of their STD for fear of shame and rejection,” says Spraggon. “Everyone has a secret or something they don’t share with others because it holds some guilt or stigma and is something they keep bottled up for fear of rejection and judgment.
The truth is that they don’t always stay buried and can infect our lives, showing up as numbing, addictions, unhealthy relationships, self-loathing and anxiety. For me, the belief that I was not lovable manifested itself by the universe providing me with men who didn’t deserve me. Your desire to heal has to be greater than your fear.”
The confession while shocking to some, was an apropos gesture from the woman who has made a career of encouraging others to reveal their most personal secrets to the world. KIrstyTV, an online talk show features ordinary people revealing extraordinary stories of courage, hardship and ultimately victory. Topics such as sexual slavery, double-mastectomy breast cancer survival,murder, and trauma as told by the victims are shared in a format that encourages healing through the support of an online community. The show has also featured celebrities including Marcia Cross and Richard Simmons. The show is gaining in popularity is nearing a milestone of 100,000 views.
Spraggon hopes to inspire others to share their secrets to begin the process of healing through a growing online community. Kirsty TV has exceeded its 100th episode on YouTube and has reached a milestone of more than 100,000 views.
Kirsty Spraggon had a successful career in real estate in Australia ranking in the top 0.1% in RE/MAX’s global network of 121,000 agents worldwide when she decided to follow her dream to develop a talk show on the other side of the world. Author of Work As If You Own It, she moved across to the international speaking arena where she has motivated hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. KirstyTV has 100,000 viewers and is growing by 1,000 viewers daily.