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I would like to thank Sa from Culture Shock for tagging me in the prompt: 3-2-1 Quote Me- Truth created by A Guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

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“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.

Emma Watson #GirlCrush

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OMG, Right! As humans, we should naturally be kind and generous. We should lift each other up, rather than bring each other down.

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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.

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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.

Freedom

Speaking My Truth: Feminism, Equality, and Freedom

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Hello, my rays of sunshine! I’m Jenna Gee, aka the Sunshine Artist, always seeking to brighten the world around me and seeking to help others embrace the magic that’s inside them. Every day is an empty canvas waiting to be painted and an empty page waiting to be written. Let’s fill today with the magic of the world around us!


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31 thoughts on “Speaking My Truth: Feminism, Equality, and Freedom

    1. Thank you, it was my pleasure! 🙂

      So many truths out there that we don’t openly talk about because of the discomfort the bring. It’s so imporant to use wonderful opportunities like this to share the truths and look at the impact they can have if more of use speak our truth.

      1. Totally agree Jenna, we live in a world of untruth – it walks hand in hand with everything and everyone we come into contact with on a daily basis.

        People , society have forgotten what the truth looks like – they have become immune to it, and now welcome lip service.

        Like you, l prefer the truth, honesty, transparacy – l like people to say what they mean but above everything, to mean what they say.

        People need to not think it ‘s unacceptable to speak the truth, they just need to learn to use their voices, and as you say any opportunities that come their way to express it not just more, but loudly and with conviction.

        Thank you again.

      2. I wholeheartedly agree. I think of all the opportunites throughtout history where people stood up with conviction speaking their truth and standing their ground for what was right, no matter the possibilites of what others might think or what may befall them. If more of us took a stance and spoke our truth with heart, “the truth will set them free.” Thank you Roy, again for creating an opportunity for us to speak our truth! 🙂

      3. Absolute pleasure Jenna, and as Fox Mulder said “The truth is out there”, we just need more people to not only believe in themselves, but to believe in that fact. Have a lovely day where ever you are 🙂

        Rory

    1. Thank you Sa! 🙂 I totally agree it’s such important topic many of us step around because of the discomfort it creates. I’m glad you found it inspiring and empowering! 🙂 ❤️

    1. I agree there’s definitely a spectrum of “feminine” and “masculine,” but too many people put an emphasis on how someone is supposed to behave for their gender. Like I remember growing up hearing that “boys will be boys” that they’re supposed to be naturally rough and tumble about playing in the dirt and all that, but that they couldnt play with dolls or wear a certain color, and that the needed to learn not to cry “like a girl.” It’s hard to be yourself when society and culture puts certain expectations on males vs females. I say do what floats your boat as long as you’re not harming anyone else you should have the right to be who you are without judgement.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for adding your thoughts, always appreciated! 🙂

      1. It’s clearly wrong mentality of society to put emphasis on behaviour of new generation. Girls can do & achieve all things which can boy do. I really like your thoughts on it👍.

      2. I agree, plus it’s nice to live unburdened by the expectations of society and just be yourself. 😊

  1. I love all of the quotes you shared. Wonderfully said by these strong women especially Oprah. You’re right. We should all believe in ourselves and be comfortable with our own skin. Nice take on feminism. 😊❤️🌹

    1. Thank you Winnie! 🙂
      I agree I find Oprah very wise and inspiring! I think that Emma Watson is growing and developing into another inspring woman as well, with such amazing role models out there in the world hopefully more and more young women and young men will embrace their voice and look to lessen the distance that stands between men and womens roles in society. 😊❤️🌹

    1. I think it’s definitely something many of us don’t learn and get more comfortable with until adulthood. ❤️🦋😊

    1. Awww, thank you, Richa! It was an empowering topic that felt like it called for a #powerPacked response! 😉 🙂💕❤️

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