There is freedom in the ability to think, almost as much freedom as we are given from the ability to voice what we are thinking. If you’ve ever had a thought you didn’t share with those around you, what was your reason? Was it because it wasn’t appropriate? Too emotional? Complex? Or were you fearful that your opinion wouldn’t be respected? For whatever category it belonged to (and there are many more), some of the content of this blog stemmed from the same place. Writing them down and reading other vulnerable posts can elicit confidence the next time you attempt to suppress your voice in a conversation. While your perspectives on certain issues may not align with these pieces, all viewpoints deserve a platform to be heard, understood, and non-judgmentally evaluated.