Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!
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Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.
Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’
Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.
Please Note l will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.
“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” – Oprah Winfrey
This quote by Oprah Winfrey and her speech at the Golden Globe Awards was so uplifting and inspiring that when I saw the topic was “truth” it was the first quote that came to mind. As such, I wanted to share both her quote and her speech here in hopes to empower and inspire others to speak and connect with their own truth and what that means for them.
Automatically, my mind then wandered to Emma Watson and her speech as a representative for the United Nations on Feminism. Her attitude and values toward feminism that very much in line with my own. It’s a truth that I personally value as a woman and as a feminist.
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It’s sad that so many determine someone’s value based on their gender, age, nationality, language, religion, or skin color. My heart feels heavy and grieves at knowing that individuals all over the world face daily hardships because they had the “nerve” to be born into a classification that’s considered inferior by others.
Of course, it’s no wonder that from Emma Watson’s speech on feminism that my mind jumped to the #MeToo movement, which has been an ongoing topic of heated discussion in recent months. It’s an impactful movement and statement that I stand behind and support.
Crouched down in a corner
Sculpted of fear
Streams of icy black slaughter
Are the shadowy outlines of your face
Nights I dream
Of your wicked touch
The feel of your hands
My body strangled
Burned by ceaseless roaming
Attempts to fight you off
You’re too strong
Weighted down with struggle
Screams suppressed by demanding force
I’m torn between confusion and wanting
Needing…but unable to have
Tears turn within me
Swallowing my eyes as unwilling prisoners
Unable to bite back the urge
Damage rapes their innocence
Condemning them to black horror
Screaming in pain at the thought of your face
Conviction finds me willing to testify
Craving the taste of defeat
You’re possessed with the passion to confine
To take away my truth
I love this video, women encouraging other women, supporting each other, and empowering each other! This is something we need to do as not only women but as individuals of the human race as a whole.
The truth is, it starts with accepting yourself, loving yourself, and getting comfortable in your own skin so that you can love and support others. How we feel about ourselves has a direct effect on how we interact with others.
Ellen puts my own thoughts into words so eloquently. We need to know who we are and live in our truth so that we can help and support each other the way we’re meant to.
OMG, Right! As humans, we should naturally be kind and generous. We should lift each other up, rather than bring each other down.
This power of conviction is what we all need to have to bring peace and harmony to the world as a whole. To create a world of love and togetherness, rather than the sad injustices that we’re fighting against each and every day.
When Justice Alters
Prejudice runs the streets,
Proclaiming its authority.
You hear Discrimination cry,
Bemoaning its stolen identity.
When Justice Alters
Bemoaning its stolen identity,
You hear Discrimination cry.
Proclaiming its authority,
Prejudice runs the streets.
Okay, okay, I know I went way beyond the 2 quotes for the 3-2-1 Quote Me tag, however, I feel that the subject matter is truly empowering and I couldn’t stop with just 2. I speak my truth openly and freely hear through the videos I share, the quotes of these empowering women, and the voice of my poetry. I leave this challenge open to those that it speaks to share your truth.