Opt-Into Moving in Silence

Apr 13, 2022

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I'm Kelley — licensed therapist, burnout expert, and host of the Black Girl Burnout podcast. I encourage black women to opt out of struggle and opt into our legacy of joy and accomplishment. Join me!

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Today we’re going to talk about how to Opt Into Moving in Silence. In a previous episode we discussed opting out of silence, an episode that addressed the fact that black women are more likely to experience domestic and sexual violence. Maintaining a cloak of silence about the pain and violation that we have experienced as a community is unhealthy and imprisons us into struggle. However, this community is all about Opting Out of Struggle. But, that’s not what we’re talking about today. Today, we’re talking about something different. We’re talking about moving in silence in the context of learning how to keep some things private, and just for yourself. I will admit that while I have never had a problem keeping other people’s secrets, I have struggled with keeping my own thoughts private. If I was making a professional move, I would tell far too many people before I made it. I would talk about a relationship that I kind of knew was going nowhere, I would talk about my financial goals with the wrong folks. It took me many, many, many years to learn how to move in silence. Here is my question to you, are you sharing your finances, goals, relationships, and dreams with too many people? Let’s talk about it.