The Vitality of Your Voice
Maya Angelou once said " there's no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" and this got me thinking about the great people of this world, how much they have sacrificed and how much effort they have put in place to make this a better world for us all.
This made me wonder, what would have been the legacy we would be remembering these people for if people never spoke up. What if they never decided to come out of the comfort zone; what would have become their fate?
That's why I'm excited to be writing this blog post because it means so much to me that people recognize the power they have deep within them waiting to be explored.
Now before you go any further in reading this blog, I'll like to ask you some few questions. Have you ever felt that your voice is not important? Do you wonder what the world would be like if you can openly share your opinions with the world? If you have so much you want to say but you're afraid to speak up. Why stay in silence when there is so much you have to offer this world?
Well, I'm here to tell you that you are amazing and regardless of that fear, your voice is important. After reading this post, I hope you understand the power you have within.
It's important to have a voice; it's more important to use it. ----Amy May
I'll be using a verse from Emelie Sandé's song "Read all about it" to emphasize the IMPORTANCE of finding your VOICE and how vital it is for you to use it.
You've got the words to change a nation
But you're biting your tongue
You've spent a lifetime stuck in silence
Afraid you'll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn your song?
Read all about it By Emelie Sandé
This song has so much power and it's essential to understand the message being portrayed here. We live in a nation that has suppressed our voices for too long that we have forgotten the power bestowed in our tongue.
Death and life lies in the power of the tongue
Proverbs 18 VS 21a (KJV)
Since we already know that there's is power in our tongue, why then do we continue to let the negative words imposed by the society determine how we use our words.
There are days when I have so much I want to say, but decide not to, believing that my words carry no effect whatsoever. It wasn’t until I decided to start blogging that I really understood that how much my words have made an impact in the lives of my readers and the people around me.
So I have made it my responsibility not to hold back whenever I have something to share. Because I wouldn't know if that word I'm trying to hide might just be what someone needs to get through the day.
Don't be afraid to tell your story, your voice is important and your story is unique --Meredith Lavitt
In respect to knowing the value of finding your voice, let's take a look at Chidera Eggerue, popularly known as The Slumflower. She is a blogger, an author of “What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough” and “Notes for Women”. She's also a motivational speaker, a feminist who initiated the hashtag "saggyboobsmatter" based on her experience in dealing with saggy breast at a young age.
She introduced the slogan to help in bringing body positivity not just to herself but to all women and help them accept their body as it is. She found her voice by accepting her body, who she is, and decided to share her experience and confidence with others hoping to change the movement on how women with saggyboobs are viewed by society.
While many people have criticized her for going braless, other people have praised her for speaking on this issue which has helped so many women out there gain back their confidence. So if TheSlumflower can find her voice and make a difference in the community, so can you!!
My word of advice for you is to be open, take the risk and express yourself like you’ve never done before. Share that innermost thought that you’ve been hiding for too long because the world wants to hear it. Speak up and let your voice be heard because Your VOICE is Your POWER