I’m a big believer in being a friend.
I may not be the most knowledgeable in some areas, or the most talented in other areas… but it seems as though I can make more impact by simply being a friend anyway.
I’ve always kept this as a big goal of Speak Your Silence’s, to continuously be an organization that you can be friends with.
This is so key.
With such a personal cause as child sexual abuse, which affects so many people (one in 4 girls and one in 6 boys) in so many different ways, I believe that one of the most important things we can do is be a friend.
We may not always have all the answers. We may not be the world’s leading experts. But, I think what people really want and need is to simply have someone (or, an organization) whom they can trust, feel safe with, and feel encouraged and supported by.
The most important people in my life are the ones who care about me. I imagine the same is true for you. (I’d recommend this be the case)
It’s what we’re all about. Let’s be friends.