Over the years I’ve had many experiences of realising how lonely it feels to speak out about something that feels unfair. Being a bystander is not a position I am terribly familiar with. It has often disappointed me to witness how I have over-estimated who is on the same page as me when it comes to allowing diverse voices to be heard – socially, politically and professionally. But I wouldn’t change a thing. Being suppressed is what destroys us and makes us an empty shell of who we could be.
Sitting on the fence is often considered a comfortable place to be. After all, you can fit right in with all the others already there. It’s unlikely that sitting on the fence will do much harm…or is it? Maybe getting involved is how meaningful change happens. If you are struggling to find your voice and it sits uneasily with you, then maybe talking to someone about these feelings might help you to become the kind of person you would like to spend time with.