Hello all. Today Sunday Salon is going to be a true salon. Each week I'll post query. I'll do my best to present interesting topics and if I fail, send me a topic. Today's query is:
What holds you back from speaking up? How do you use your voice? How can we use online platforms like blogs to affect change? Do you believe you have something to say, why or why not? Do you believe your voice matters? Do we need many voices to build community? And to bring it to the everyday- do comments matter?
Often when I blog I'm hesitant (yes, I know I'm chatty but that has nothing to do with feeling anxious) because I fear I won't come across as credible. I fear tripping over my tongue but I act on faith and find courage in Audre Lorde's words:
When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
She also says silence will not serve us. Now, Lorde is a personal hero. Her life was cut short and that reminds me I can't take for granted how long I will have my voice.
The Internet is a powerful tool I believe we have not fully harnessed. My aim is to maximize the opportunities the Internet provides us for affecting change in my community and the world and change begins one person at a time. Color Online is about change.
Color Online exists to empower and to support you. Let your voices be heard.