As a woman and an advocate too many times we live in shame and denial about situations and life experiences, we are still fearful to be free and talk about the things which affect us, for various reasons be it social standing, class, educational background or even just preservation of self and how others may look at us. I have always said If there is nothing in me to be ashamed off then why should I be ashamed or allow others to make me feel ashamed. Shame comes in when we have done something immoral, wrong or corrupted ourselves. When others violate us and corrupt us then why should we be ashamed to tell our stories of fear, pain, violence and silence? Tell your story, tell your truth, your story may be the only thing giving hope to another human being to tell their story.

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Sharna- I always appreciate what you have to say, so boldly and honestly. You constantly challenge me to write more of what is in my heart. More people need to hear this message, that there is no shame in honesty or truth- the shame lies within those who will not hear, and within those who judge!

So, here's to boldly and proudly tell our stories, so that our voices will be so loud they can't be ignored!

Let us Hope together- Michelle aka: Cali gal Listener Sister-Mentor @CaliGalMichelle Tweets by @CaliGalMich

Your words always inspire me and encourages me to continue speaking and sharing and to stand firm regardless of all the challenges present. Thank you.

Regards, Sherna Alexander Benjamin Sister in Unity, Technology, Service, and Voice "Breaking the Silence is not a popular choice, it is the right choice" "There may be times when we are powerless to preven