Recent examples abound of how one can speak the truth with love,
choose to be a priority rather than an option,
and operate in integrity even when the consequences are steep.
Google Tabitha Brown, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Shacarri Richardson.
They’ve handled public dissing, downplaying of value, and rules-based punishment with integrity, and I’m sure you can think of others who’ve done the same.
Regardless of your view their personal choices, what seems to matter most is how they value authenticity and love on themselves;
and when we all learn to hold our heads high while giving others grace, acknowledge our humanity and our worth, and own our missteps with plans to course correct,
we’ll know that we’re capable of rising, and we’ll realize that whatever the fallout, we’ve already won.