It’s Time to Talk Back

Hangs on my office wall to remind me there’s no shame in being me!

“Don’t talk back!”

I heard those words so often growing up that they still reverberate through my head far too often. They were a common admonishment when I wanted to make my point, defend myself, state my case, or otherwise get myself out of trouble . I was convinced that if I could just explain my side, I could show that I didn’t deserve to be in trouble. I wasn’t trying to “sass” or be disrespectful as was so often thought.

I never…

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TL Cooper

TL Cooper

Author & Poet exploring the strength in vulnerability and the vulnerability in strength…