Hey there, Precious Readers!
I hope you all are well! I’m much better, because PAPA has brought me a LONG ways in the past 26 months — HalleluYAH!! You may have noticed it’s been awhile since I posted on my blog — I’m working on changing that!
I wanted to share the following 100-word true story of using my voice powerfully against toxicity. I pray PAPA uses it to enCOURAGE you to lovingly confront toxic stuff — first, in your own life, and then in how you allow others to treat you.
Warrior Princess Melanee Lisa!
In November 2013, PAPA gave me two opportunities to lovingly confront the main sexual perpetrator in my life.
The first occasion was when I strongly stated, “I don’t think sexual jokes are funny,” while he raucously laughed about the sexual overtures he’d made towards one of his sisters.
The second occurred when he went to physically pick me up and I said, “No!” while simultaneously dropping my center of gravity down and away from him.
These confrontations were extremely empowering because, although I intellectually knew I had a voice, that day I experienced using my voice powerfully against toxicity! HalleluYAH!!!