Silence holds us as prisoners. Silence locks us in.
Silence convinces us that we are no good.
That we are meant to be suppressed, muted.
We become comfortable in the silence; we know of nothing else.
Silence is a dark sheet blocking us from seeing the light.
From seeing our potential, our freedom. Freedom from the silence.
We must break the silence. We must break the stigma.
The stigma that women should be seen and not heard.
The stigma that silence is the norm.
The stigma that women can be controlled.