Del Williams


I'm Only One Voice in a Million, but you ain't taking that from me (Strip Me)

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In the song "Strip Me" by Natasha Bedingfield she has an important message, that one voice can make a difference. One voice that refuses to be silenced is valuable. I wonder how many of us have lost our voice, or have given away due to the critical voices in our head or in our life. I wonder when we started thinking that injustice was okay as long as it was not directed at me.

I am reminded of too many stories where people witnessed horrors such as child abuse, rape, murder, etc and have been silent. They didn't want to get involved or become a target. Well, that is the exact attitude a bully wants you to take. They want you to think you are powerless. They want you to think that you don't make a difference. Well, let me assure you. The woman you stop from being killed by her spouse would probably thank you for making a 911 call. The child that removed from an abusive home would probably thank you too. Maybe they won't thank you in person, but at least you would have done the right thing.

As Elie Wiesel says, "Silence only helps the oppressor." It's time for us to get our voice back.

Whatever you are, be a good one. - Abraham Lincoln
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