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Getting Things Off My Chest: I Have A Voice

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King (1929-1968) Theologian/Activist

Growing up, children were taught to “be seen and not heard.” It was a matter of being polite around adults. But it is also important to teach children to speak out, especially women and, especially, if they are facing an injustice.

Among my few  regrets in life are the times when I didn’t speak up, negotiate harder on a contract  or present myself with my full voice of confidence. Odds were the outcomes did not work in my favor.

Often we don’t speak out because we fear repercussions. But the worse repercussion is not being the change you want to see or the  person you wish to become.

Martin Luther King. Jr

Martin Luther King. Jr

I admire people like Martin Luther King who spoke out for those who were afraid or unable to do so. His message today is as strong as ever, although I worry that much of the world doesn’t seem to want to listen. Freedom of speech is invaluable, and the price some people pay is insufferable. Around the world, century after century, we have seen the sad results when the world sits back and watches the wrong side of history unfold and does not step up and take action and speak out to raise awareness.

I don’t think we have the right to remain silent when we have the choice to have a voice and make positive change,

I say in my first book, Getting Things Off My Chest, “It took losing my breasts to find my voice.” Hopefully it will not take anything as drastic for you to find your voice. Your voice can be shared in words, actions, creativity..whatever. Just don’t let it go to waste and make sure people are listening.

Martin Luther

Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Martin Luther (1483-1546) Theologian/Activist

 

 

Tune in Monday evenings 9pm ET/6pm PT for Fearless Fabulous You! hosted by Melanie Young on W$WN- the Women 4 Women Network and iHeart Radio. Each week Melanie interviews inspiring women and experts in health, wellness and nutrition

Tune in Monday evenings 9pm ET/6pm PT for Fearless Fabulous You! hosted by Melanie Young on W$WN- the Women 4 Women Network and iHeart Radio. Each week Melanie interviews inspiring women and experts in health, wellness and nutrition

 

Tune in to Fearless Fabulous You! tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT www.W4WN.com. I’m speaking two talented women, both mothers whose “selves” shine through in all they do: Karine Bakhoum, aka the “Iron Palate”, owner of KB Network News, and Artist April Stewart, founder of My Personal Credo. Show will be available on demand any time at

www.iHeart.com. Here’s the direct link: http://www.iheart.com/show/209-Fearless-Fabulous-You

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