Every writer has a voice. How will you use your voice to speak up about racial justice? The rule of life for social media is “silence is compliance.” Do you agree?
Agree or not, may find yourself called out to speak up. Take that as a compliment. You have influence. My friend and fellow Word Alive Press author, Connie Jakab (Bring Them Closer) provides a framework of wisdom and empathy in her response to being called out.
I got called out this week by someone in our black community to speak up as a leader on #blacklivesmatter. I was a little taken back because I have wanted to remain in a posture of listening and learning. I am bravely stepping out to do what I can to lean into hard conversations presently.
People’s number one desire is to be heard. Belonging has to be felt. Trauma isn’t healed overnight. I was called out to speak up.
Here’s what I’m doing right now:
Robert (Bob) W. Jones is a recovering perfectionist, who collects Coca-Cola memorabilia and drinks Iced Tea. His office walls are adorned with his sons’ framed football jerseys, and his library shelves, with soul food. He writes to inspire people to be real, grow an authentic faith in Jesus, enjoy healthy relationships and discover their life purpose.
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