Some people in my town who have seen me speak publicly have come up to me and mentioned that I do not seem used to it. That is true. I used to be a teacher (TA) in college, but that kind of speaking was very different from Speaking Up, which is what I call what I do nowadays. I have gotten better at it, but I am still not a strong public speaker, and I do not particularly enjoy it, and it occasionally still terrifies me. I wrote about this before.
But I have found that my voice is the best way to move things.
And things need moving.
Speaking Up and Speaking Out are simply necessary. So I do it. And I invite all of you to do it too. It’s not so hard and, even if it is, we must do what needs doing.
(This is a cross post with Wayland Voices – the Transition Wayland blog, where it’s not just me “speaking”.)