shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their necks out for their beliefs, who have lost friends and respect and safety for aligning themselves with causes
I know exactly what that feels. One time in English we had a discussion and I disagreed with what everyone else was saying and I just couldn’t handle it anymore so I spoke up, and I could tell that the whole time I was speaking, my voice was shaking. I kept going though and didn’t let it affect me and what I had to say. Don’t be afraid to speak up.