speaking up & not sitting down.
Lately, more than ever, I have noticed how uncomfortable people become when I speak up. About anything really, & it really just leaves me..confused.
As a society, or at least the society that I am surrounded by, has always been taught & told to keep your head down, be a work horse & mind yo’ business. WHICH IS FINE- but when sitting down & not speaking up starts downgrading your quality of life, that’s when you should have a problem with it.
And if you don’t have a problem with it, I have a problem with it for YOU.
I’ve heard time & time again that it is AND I QUOTE ‘easier to sit down & shut up‘ than it is to stand up & speak loudly. More so now than ever, I feel that it is important to let these people know:
JUST BECAUSE IT’S EASIER, DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT.
No matter what you are being passionate about, it can be regarding work, going grocery shopping, women’s rights(can i get a hell yeah), president fucking trump, being vegan, NOT being vegan, etc etc etc.
Just because you speak up, doesn’t mean what you’re saying or passionate about is negative OR wrong. People may not agree with you, and hell, that’s okay. (even if you think it’s scary to be disagreed with)
Whatever you feel, your opinions matter. Your voice can be heard, regardless of the uncomfortable nature it provides others.
Be your authentic self.
Say things that matter, that others are too afraid to say.
Be a voice for others counting on you.
Be proud of you.
It’s uneasy, but incredible once you do.
Thanks for reading,