I could make a parallel post to this week’s piece about having needs.
A great deal of cultural messaging says,
“Don’t speak up.”
“Keep that idea to yourself.” (or let me appropriate it…)
“Who are you to be in the room? Who are you to lead?”
These messages are sent especially to those with marginalized identities.
But shouldn’t we be suspicious? So frequently, aren’t the cultural forces and systems of greed, along with their benefactors, the loudest messengers in these directions?
Let’s take in this quote from Elaine Welteroth, shared by @bookedinsouthdakota:
“Sometimes just being yourself is the radical act. When you occupy space in systems that weren’t built for you, your authenticity is your activism.”
Image Description: The quote above is typed on a white page in a book with black writing.