The river cruise is a place where I met a lot of awesome people. You could say they were also a captive audience since avoiding the lady with the whiteboard and markers was hard to do without going overboard!
Towards the end of the cruise is when I met Marjorie. Marjorie’s change is for “Everyone to Have a Voice.”
I would like to take Marjorie’s change a step further and say Everyone Should Also Be Heard.
We all have a voice, an opinion or thought but many of us are afraid to use our voice to speak up or speak out. One of the purposes of the Triigo Project is to give a voice to everyone – to hear each person’s thought on the subject.
So why does your voice matter?
When we speak up, we are giving our thoughts on a subject. We are telling others what we believe, what we feel, what we imagine. Our voice is a projection of us as individuals.
We can keep quiet but we need to speak up, particularly when it will help others. Bell Let’s talk is a perfect example of ways we can use our collective voices to help others; to talk about mental illness and remove it’s stigma.
We also need to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves be it due to age, location, sex, illness or other limitations. By using our voice to support their issues, we give them a voice. By using our voice to talk about issues, we can work together to find solutions or to look at issues from new perspectives.
Our voice is powerful. And, when we add it to others, it becomes an unstoppable force.