It is an important skill. We need to be able to express our reasonable needs and have them taken seriously.
Seriously from and for ourselves.
Seriously from our “friends”.
Seriously from our government.
Seriously from services.
Too often, though, we feel that we can’t Speak Up. We fear that we are too…. something. Even when we are sure we are being reasonable when we speak up, we are told that we are too…. something.
Even when we don’t silence ourselves, it is far too easy to be told to be silent, by being told we are asking or demanding too much.
The struggle is real.