Saved from the silence. What does that really mean?
Well, for many survivors of oppression, it means that our voice is not optional. It is not a choice. Rather, it is a sacred calling and solemn responsibility. We don’t get to choose when to break the silence. We don’t get to decide whether it will be easy or free of pain. We don’t get to care about followers or fame or our brand or pleasing everyone. We don’t have the option of staying quiet when witnessing oppression.
For survivors of oppression, using our voice is not a choice. It is a sacred calling.
You see, we have found our voices and they are strong. We were saved from the pain and now we are free to speak. But, for every one of us who speaks out, a hundred more do not yet have that privilege. So, we raise our voices and hold our heads high. Not just when it looks and feels good. No, especially not just then. The times when we have the most to lose are the precisely the moments that matter the most.
The times when we have the most to lose are precisely the moments that matter most.
That’s when we discover who we really are: when push comes to shove and rubber meets the road. That’s when we see if we truly believe what we say or if it’s all just a facade. Because if we have been saved from the silence, our voices should be the first to shine the light on truth. #savedfromthesilence