Hear Me Roar…
As a journalist (or an individual who is trained to be one…), I wholeheartedly defend freedom of speech. In fact, I encourage it.
And that is exactly why I am speaking out today. Because this past weekend, a ton of people spoke for me and my gender. And, to be perfectly honest, I didn’t feel that all women were fairly represented.
Rather than scribbling hate speech and curse words on poster boards, I will leave my thoughts peacefully right here…
I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a mother. I am a sister. I am a friend.
I am thankful for the men and women who fight daily for my freedom.
I am grateful to the countless physicians (both men and women) who champion for advances in obstetric and gynecological health.
I am pleased to live in a land where women have the right to vote, purchase homes, serve in corporate positions, bear children, travel, and make their own choices on a daily basis.
I am appreciative to reside in a land where freedom is not a dirty word and rather something often taken for granted.
I am humbled by the blessing of the ability to bear children and will respect the rights of any child I may bear (including unborn) as equal to my own.
I am in awe of my God who created me and my female tribe with unique capabilities which make us perfectly suited to go after any dream we may have.
I feel privileged to be a woman, a member of such an incredibly amazing group of people. What a tribe we have!
I choose positivity over slander. I choose to be thankful. I choose God.
And for those reasons:
I will continue to thank God for providing me all the direction I will ever need to navigate this crazy thing called life. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
I refuse to be misled by the lies society adheres to today. (Colossians 2:8; Ephesians 6:10-17; Psalm 1:1-6)
I will aggressively look for ways to spread love vs. hate, and acceptance vs. rejection. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
I will not involve myself in negative rhetoric and will not demean the female tribe by using derogatory terms to champion for messages affecting our rights. (Titus 3:2)
I will always stand up for what is right and defend those who are incapable of fighting for themselves. (Psalm 31:8-9; Isaiah 1:17; Psalm 82:3)
I will protect the inherent dignity and worth of others, always doing so in accordance with God’s will. (Genesis 1:27; 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Corinthians 3:16)
I will extend a hand, even to those with whom I disagree, and hear their point of view with a guarded yet welcoming heart. (Romans 15:5)
I will pray for the leaders of our country, our churches, our schools and our workforce to treat all people (male and female) with God’s love and His divine direction. (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
I will silence my mouth when I have nothing to say that would further the Kingdom, and I will scream to the mountaintops when I feel called to do so. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:16)
And I hope you will join me.
I am woman. Hear me roar…
Love you, Ladies! And so proud to be a member of our incredible Tribe!
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