In Whitney’s Shoes: Individually Strong. Communally Stronger

Name: Whitney Griffith

Hometown: Trinidad and Tobago

What does it mean to have a voice? Understanding that your voice starts from within and is defined by your values, ethics and curiosity. Once you speak, whether it’s well received, ignored or eloquently addressed, you at least know you said what you meant to say, and if you were curious you did what you could to express your desire to learn more. Everything else is out of your control.

In Rachel’s Shoes: The Balanced Life of a Mom and Writer

Name: Rachel Rogers
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
What does it mean to have a voice? Having a voice means staying true to your fundamentals no matter the pushback that may come your way. At some point, you have to choose to stand up for what you believe, even if it is an unpopular choice. Most importantly, having a voice means to never let anyone else “make” you feel a certain way or take your choice away. Do not hand anyone the keys to your life.

In Nancy’s Shoes: Finding the Balance Between Too Much and Too Little Voice

Name: Nancy Chan
What does it mean to have a voice? Having a voice to me means being comfortable with authentically expressing who I am while making space for others to be who they are. As Brene Brown says, “Don’t shrink. Don’t puff up. Stand your sacred ground.” Click link to continue reading!

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