Few people are actually voiceless

One of the concepts we hear/use a lot – particularly in social equity contexts – is that of “giving voice to the voiceless.”  I was at a YWCA luncheon honoring Richmond women and one of them spoke about her experience growing up with her autistic brother, and how the experience of helping him actually helped her.  She also reminded us that very few people in this world are actually voiceless.  Most people do not require us to speak for them, but rather to listen to them and amplify their voices so that others can hear them as well.

A solid, strong message for the privileged and the allies.

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