find my voice

When Did We Lose Our Voices & How Do We Get Them Back?

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 08:57
Submitted by Jessica Kramer

The first time I met Betty and Carlin, we talked about the process of finding our voices and learning to speak up. I said I had learned through being a doula and speaking up in large medical environments for other women first.

Through this I learned to speak up for myself in all different environments. Betty said she went to art school because she could express herself without needing to speak. It was in later years that she learned to use her voice. Carlin said she went to law school so she could learn to speak up.

So here we are, three women dedicated to speaking up for ourselves and supporting and guiding other women to speak up for themselves, and we all needed to take indirect routes, of sorts, to get there.