Everyone’s got one–a creed by which they live. And I’m wondering what yours is, especially if you are a parent. Because I suspect parents might give things like this more thought than those of us without children. Because they teach their kids standards.
Sometimes I have too many mottos. I believe in speaking truth, I believe in loving people and being kinds. I believe we shouldn’t be pushovers, though. When I sat down to think about it though, an episode from a job I had came to mind.
Something seriously racist happened in a meeting. I wasn’t there, but afterwards, an affected colleague came by and expressed embarrassment that they did not speak out.
“There were only two people I know who would’ve spoken out in that situation and one of them was you,” that colleague said.
I’ve never forgotten that. So I’d have to say that my motto comes down to this:
“Speak.” Because silence kills. Just look at history.
Your opinion is important. We women have a long history of subjugating our opinions. Don’t. Don’t be afraid to speak up.
When you see injustice, speak out. Because when light hits injustice, well, it’s harder to ignore. The only way to drive it out is to shine a bright light on it so everyone sees it. So much harder to ignore.
We’re all in this together. Make sure you make your voice heard.
So that’s my motto. I’d love to know yours. I hope you’ll share it below in the comments. Thank you!