Speak Your Truth
This past Sunday was the 75th Annual Golden Globes. I was so moved by Oprah’s speech along with the #MeToo movement and her being keenly aware that little girls are watching.
As a mother myself, I have been raising a little girl to become a warrior women herself. Teaching her to be independent, to speak her mind and never let ANYONE violate you or silence you EVER.
In my life, I had been molested by a family friend, sexual harassed and asked to do inappropriate things by males in position of power. Unfortunately, I stayed silent for far too long, embarrassed and not wanting to “make a fuss”. These challenging conversations need to start happening more. It no longer needs to feel taboo to talk about this.
I had to have the difficult conversation with my daughter last week about molestation, harassment and violation. While I did not get into the specific details of my personal experience with being able to say #MeToo (she’s only 9 so those details are not age appropriate) I struck a cord in my heart while we were talking and I started crying.
Not because of what happened or the fact that I stayed silent for so long, but because I had the unfortunate duty of bursting her bubble. The bubble that the world is safe and people are inherently good. Yes, there are ABSOLUTELY good people out there, but there are also bad people that make poor choices out there too. That think that it is ok to violate someone and then try to silence them.
“A new day is on the HORIZON!” - Oprah Winfrey
YAAAASSSS! There is a new day on the horizon. As many little girls watch these warrior women stand up and speak their truth and chase their dreams - #TIMESUP. We will no longer be silenced and the more we have these difficult conversations the less “safe” these violators will feel. They will know that we will stand up and speak our truth. The more we have these talks, the less alone people that have the ability to say #MeToo will feel.
Always remember, you are a strong warrior. You are not alone. I stand with you.
I love you bunches,