You may find it hard to believe that I was a person who didn’t stand up for myself? But I was… all the way through school. My friends at the time (who weren’t really friends) walked all over me and I was always the butt of the joke. It beats you down, squashes any element of self esteem that tries to grow and every time I stayed silent, I lost a bit of my self respect.
It’s why I believe in now teaching women to raise their voice, use their voice and stand up for themselves.