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
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