Periscope is taking the world by storm. Of course, livestreaming has been around for a minute, but the people who don't understand what all the hype is about, simply haven't tried it. That's not to say, everyone needs to participate as a content producer. However, even as an observer, one can quickly understand its power.
Seeking other-centered conversation frees us to love others. If I am intent on truly knowing the other person, I am not worried about their reception of me. Self-forgetfulness gives me the courage to persevere even when I feel out of place; even if it feels awkward, it's an offering of love. And love can never be a waste.
Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.