She is Strong in the Struggle

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.

But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.

– Melinda Gates

I’ve struggled to find my voice. I struggled because I didn’t think it was worth hearing – but I knew that that couldn’t be right, so I struggled, struggled until I found her. I knew I eventually would.

Sometimes I felt like my weaknesses, fears and insecurities discounted my voice. Sometimes I felt like they rendered me almost silent.

But what is a voice which hasn’t struggled to push through weakness, fear and insecurity? Is it an empty retelling?

What is a declared challenge without unavoidable obstacle? Is it easy to achieve and therefore easy to discard?

What is an achievement without someone having first told you that you probably can’t do it anyway? Even if that person is you? (continue reading at Kin Women)

We continued chatting about being strong through the struggle over on the Words by Joni Facebook page. Click on over to watch the vlog and join the conversation. See you there!

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