Coming off of this week's blog post about the differences in leadership between men and women, lets talk about the biases around us. What are the injustices that stir the most inside you?
Recently, in the light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, racial injustices have become more prominent in my everyday life. I hope to grow as a person and help educate others so that we can dismantle systemic racism in our society.
After having a conversation with a friend last week about the turmoil and crisis we are experiencing, I confessed about being so quiet in social media. Yes, I’ve been quiet. I have friends and colleagues deeply hurt as people of color. I have friends and family risking their lives as members of law enforcement. I have friends and family who are small business owners. I have friends and neighbors who worry about leaving their homes and not returning because of the color of their skin. It is too much. It hurts too much and I can’t imagine how their hurt feels. It’s not the same. I needed to be quiet.
So, I searched for the words and found them as I turned back to a page out of #ForSheWhoLeads
Perhaps it makes more sense now: “Sometimes we struggle with communicating intentions and frustrations, and that’s understandable. Many women were raised to believe that good little girls are to be seen and not heard...
Not speaking up is not always silence. It’s possible that it is a loss for words, a fear of adding to noise, or worry of making things worse. While I can’t fix this pain in the world, I can lift perhaps a sliver for those nearest to me experiencing pain. #bravewomenproject