So here’s a thing :: As you step into your power and light, there will be people who will try to silence and shame you even more. It may seem like these people are crawling out of the woodwork – they could be people you have never met, they could be people you have only met a few times and they could be people you have known your whole life. And regardless of how long or even if you know them, they will think they have the right to try and pull you back down in the shadows, to suffocate and smother you back into being small.
And our culture gives them that right. Patriarchy and white supremacy are ALL ABOUT silencing people, and shaming us, and trying to keep us small and obedient. It is all about telling us that our experience isn’t true or valid or that we are stupid or ignorant. It is all about projecting all their own self-hatred out into the world and onto you.
Here’s another thing though :: the only way we are going to change our culture is if we DO NOT LET THEM silence us. The only way we are going to create a world where all are free, is by standing in our light and power, and when we get knocked down to get back up and do it all again. The only way justice will prevail is if we keep speaking our Truth, over and over and over.
Because even though They have the “right” to continue oppressing us, continue silencing us, continue shaming us, continue raping and murdering us, WE have the right to say FUCK YOU and HELL NO and take back our voice, our bodies and our Self. WE have the right to fight back and say NO MORE and to create and be the change we want in the world.
Yes, they do have the power at the moment (and for the last millennium or two) and that in no way means they get to keep it or they are on the right side of history. Stand in your power. Speak (or yell or scream) your voice. Be UNapologetically you. ALWAYS.
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