I selected the phrases for my coloring book to say what I thought might be most important to others within the activist community. But because the coloring book simply has the coloring pages without commentary, I thought I might use this venue to elaborate a bit on why I chose to include what I did.
“I will choose my silence wisely.”
Silence is necessary and powerful. It allows us to focus and listen. It is necessary for rest and calm. It promotes thought and meditation.
It also says a lot of things. It can say to others that we condone their behavior. It can discourage those looking for support or encouragement. It can communicate disapproval to those expecting our applause.
It’s very important to carefully and purposefully choose when to be silent.