It's important to take a stand for what you believe in. Don't be passive. I used to be and sometimes I still have to push myself not to be. We are often suppressed at children "to be seen and not heard" and that doesn't leave us as adults. But we are meant to stand out and share our passions and beliefs. It's ok not to agree with everyone. It's better to have a voice than to not have one. Not every one is going to like what you have to say, hell, they may not even like you! Shock horror.....well, do you like everyone? Nope, didn't think so.
More than ever we need women leaders, women to take a stand in what they believe in, whatever that is. If your Vegan - then be out and proud, be vocal. If you are hellbent against the cruelty of animals then shout about it. If you a feminist then be open about it, if you are outraged about the big corporations getting away with oil spills - then by gosh YELL about it.
To often we sit back and say nothing or mumble our outrage under our breath in the fear of being judged. But who the hell cares, you do, so tell the world, you might just make a difference.
Imagine if there we no Maya Angelou, Sheryl Sandberg, Hilary Clinton, Mother Theresa, Brene Brown?? C'mon Ladies, you owe it to world to share you gifts, be vocal, speak up and join the cause that you feel called to.
All our great leaders took a stand! They had a voice. We need more!
Give a damn. Take a stand. I stand for women's equality and empowerment. Now what do you stand for?