I take away a lot form this story, Rasheed.
I never want to be a preacher, so I never stood up for my truths. I didn't know how to. Didn't want to seem righteous. Since I found my voice, it's getting better. But when I come out from behind my writing I'm often shy of tender subjects again.
It's sometimes so hard to find the right words if you have a different view than most. So, I'll be practising, just like you. How to speak my truth and let it be just my truth, without anyone else having to be offended or do something with it? That's the question for me the coming months.
Thanks for the nudge and happy experimenting, Rasheed. I'll be thinking of you when I go for it!