Find Your Voice, Speak Yourself

We have learned to love ourselves, so now I urge you to speak yourself.

What is your name? What excites you and makes your heart beat?

Tell me your story.

I want to hear your voice, I want to hear your conviction.

No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, your gender identity, just speak yourself.

Find your name and find your voice by speaking yourself.

– RM (Leader of BTS)

I’ve spent 20+ years letting someone else speak my name and voice.

I’ve been raised to not speak up, in fear of disappointment, in fear of making someone angry, in fear of judgment.

But over countless years, that mutes YOU.

It causes a wall to be built. A wall that you can’t climb over because you spent all these years guarding your soul, that people don’t get to see.

It mutes your thoughts, likes, opinions, all because of the value held on the other individual.

What makes this other person’s thoughts more valuable than yours?

Because it’s your parent.

Because it’s your manager.

Because it’s your significant other.

Because it’s your best friend.

Are you sure?

Because the last time I checked, they weren’t in your shoes. They don’t have to live with the results.

The only person feeling YOUR feelings, is YOU.

We all are going through inner battles that we may not express, but it’s unique to our own story. It’s only us that can tell it.

I’ve spent 20+ years building up a wall, that I didn’t have to build in the first place.

This wall needs to come down once and for all.

It’s time to find my name and voice, and finally speak myself.

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