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Taking Your Stand

Taking Your Stand

“I want to live my life, not record it” - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By: Minda Harts, Founder and CEO, The Memo, LLC

The last two weeks have been a little unnerving in the United States. I wrestled with whether or not I should address our country's tension(s) or move forward with my Blublockers on and pretend things aren’t tense.

I searched for comfort at church, with friends, family, and the news. And yet, I still felt hopeless - the same hopelessness when young lives were taken at Sandy Hook, and the same hopelessness when Trayvon Martin’s life was taken, too. In every situation, I wondered: What could I do? And what does that even look like? Then I got to thinking... Speaking up is so important. Not just with policies, but as a woman in the workplace. If you live in New York City, you always see the signs that read, If You See Something, Say Something. Sometimes, being the only voice can be lonely. Our voices can inspire others to speak up. This led me to think about some actions can we take today...