I notice how I stay comfortable and how that can keep me stuck. In this case, I noticed how I wouldn’t speak up, especially if I faced disagreement. Where was my voice?
I didn’t have time to share this quote on my 5 minute show, but I love it so I am sharing it here:
“I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you…. What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.”