Because speaking up for myself was not how I learned English. Because I am fluent in Apology, in Question Mark, in Giggle, in Bowing Down, in Self-Sacrifice.
Elissa Bassist in Not that Bad

Pantone 219C – Barbie Pink

Finding your voice isn’t easy, nor is recognizing what you have to say.

Somewhat easier is identifying the languages you are fluent in. Tech? Despair? Clichés? Buying-time? Uplift?

Practice: Notice. Name. Neither practice will make you fluent in a newer, truer language — but they help.

Related practices: Authentic, Self-attack, Withdrawal Symptoms