Have you wanted to disagree to a conversation or when you wanted to add your point of view but you kept quiet?
Have you ever felt angry when someone put a certain label on you because you were from a certain gender, race, nationality, religion, profession, or just a different personality?
If your answer was yes to any of the questions above…………
Have you at any time kept quite?
Have you ever resisted from saying the wrong thing?
Have you ever tried to maintain silence because YOU:
- didn’t want to create an uncomfortable situation?
- didn’t want to hurt the other person?
- was scared of the consequences (getting fired, rejection, getting laughed at, harmed)?
If you are like me and have said “YES” to any of the questions above, I invite you to listen to this interview with Dr. Amanda Kemp where we talk about her book, Say the Wrong Thing: Stories and Strategies for Racial Justice and Authentic Community. and the various instances where saying the wrong thing is the only way to start a conversation, to come together, to understand each other, and to build empathy towards each other.
So, what is the one wrong thing you will say today?
I would love to hear from you in the comments below.