We can’t be quiet.
We’ve been quiet for far too long.
Changes can’t be made if the issue is not known.
Businesses scan their environments for concerns, for threats and recognize strengths- and so to must we.
To improve we must talk, and talking is scary,
but not talking breeds stigma, and stigma breeds silence.
Talking can cause concerns, talking can seem negative.
Voicing opinions can be seen as threatening.
That’s not the goal.
Talking is the goal, and that’s all I aim to do.
For I want change, as do many others.
I don’t feel shame anymore, and that’s to be celebrated.
I feel anger in hearing others do, I’ve been there, hid there, it’s not fair.
My approach is to question, my approach is to share, all sides of stories I can find.
I’ll continue to do that, rallying those who want to join with me.
Talking until there’s no need to, because the issue, and those who feel silenced,
don’t feel silent anymore.