Knowing when to speak

I’ve been kind of freaking out, in the way that I do sometimes, that I haven’t been more vocal with my knowledge and passion about Indigenous issues. 

I feel a deep responsibility to the knowledge I have acquired and the way it can help people. I take this very seriously. 

But it dawns on me, my voice is not necessarily needed right now. There are so many relatives speaking up and standing up….my voice is just one in a crowd….and they have much more to offer than I do, at this moment in time. 

Nevertheless, I stay alert, and ready to chime in if needed, if voices grow weary and need a backup. 

Knowing when to speak and when to be silent are part of becoming a mature, real human being. 

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Twylia (the 'i' is silent)

~ I am Anishinaabe-kwe with Scottish heritage and Sami DNA. I speak on the behalf of no one but myself. My ancestors inform and guide me. My voice is but one of many who are calling for change. We have much work to do to create a good space for the real human beings who are waiting to be born.

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