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I Came Here To Say

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You have no idea who’s watching you.

You have no idea who you will impress and inform and change and enhearten and empower.

You have no idea who will take just something you said from your heart … or the way you walk or the way you dress.

There’s some 14-year-old who says, ‘I like that.’

You have no idea who you will inform because all of us are caged birds, have been and will be again. Caged by somebody else’s ignorance. Caged because of someone else’s small-mindedness. Caged because of someone else’s fear, hate and sometimes, caged by our own lack of courage.

When we have enough courage to come out – I don’t mean just out of the closet, I mean out of your spirit – when you have enough courage to stand and say, ‘I came here to say,’ it’s amazing. You have no idea who you will inform.

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by my beloved Maya Angelou, outspoken advocate for the LGBT communit

© Eldalieee, 2020