Speaking Up

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“Children are meant to be seen, not heard.”

“Women need to stay quiet and look pretty.”

“You don’t want to ruffle any feathers, so keep quiet.”

“No one will believe you, so why start something you can’t stop?”

I follow the amazing poet, Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram. She has a way with words. I feel comforted and validated from her poetry.  This particular post about speaking up, stirred up many emotions in me.

How many times have we been told to be quiet? Even though we have a real need and yet society tells us to shut up.

Sure, there are many “powerful” figures in our lives who tweet, speak, yell, post, upload, and/or spew their empty, yet annoying, demeaning, or hurtful words. They feel the power they stole gives them the right to spew, but suppress the hurting.

But, please do not give up! Speak truth.

When there is an injustice or your morals have been crushed please speak out, even if it scares you.

You may save a life or even your own.