Each time someone speaks out another is protected and spared

‘Speaking out is about vulnerability and risk and fostering disentanglement from others’ agendas,  and it is about empowerment and survival and maybe a different level of justice from the ‘powerless’, and it is about silenced freedoms and about claiming more of our human nature. And it has to do with the potential and possibility to bring about small shifts in long held fear dynamics that could potentially deter, protect others or even slightly decrease the practices of grabbing and robbing and defining what gets to be written, read, created and said and who gets to write, read, work, create and be heard. Speaking out also validates the truth of human pain and suffering for as much as we are spirit we are also embodied and mammals, with common neurobiological wiring and identical physiological responses to that which hurts and wounds us.  Our physicality is also a part of our human story and ignoring or bypassing that realm does not serve the whole of humanity and certainly not the underdogs. It is only through integration and respect of all that we are that a more humane world for all can become a possibility’.  (Tonya Alexandri, 2019)

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