I went to support the youth who wanted to do a protest in Ambridge. I did not realize what seeing signs saying reading black lives matters and strangers of all color and ages standing together to call out racism was going to cause an emotional reaction from me.
My goal was to show who and support them. But what happen was a relief that came over me that finally someone in my community cared enough to speak up and speak out against the the few who are holding the community back from becoming great. Well at least to me that is what I was hoping for.
I shared this on my personal Facebook page and got such unexpected overwhelming positive feedback that I wanted to give a little more insight.
My goal is to always empower others to self leadership and move forward and take action. There have been times that I have personally struggled; I did not share because I don't want to paint a picture of a victim with my life. A stranger caught me on video talking with a few in my local community; No one knows the silent struggles that I have persevered through. Seeing a variety of people protest together with signs that say Black Lives Matter in one of my local communities; I was overcome with emotion. My professional, personal, and coach voice blended. I share with you because I want the motion to continue, I can't force people to care, but I can encourage.
Below are a few words shared with me that made me smile.