The best compliment I ever received from a reader was, “Thank you for saying what I’ve been thinking.”
My second best compliment was, “Dang, girl. You’ve got cojones.” For the non-Spanglish crowd, that means a person is fearless. To be completely accurate, it means, “You’ve got balls.”
These comments made me realize that I’m not alone in my viewpoints, that others feel the same way – but they’re afraid to stand up and speak out.
That’s why I’m dedicating 2016 to helping others find their voice and backbones.
I’ve got 20+ years of experience in media, journalism and higher education that I need to put to good use. I’ve also been toe-to-toe with the attack dogs who think “little” people like us deserve to be ridiculed and silenced. (“Attack dogs” is too generous. They’re more like yippy little Chihuahuas* who like to pee on the floor and nip with wee little teeth. They’re loud, annoying and tend to travel in packs, but they tend to tuck tail when challenged.)
*Please, I mean no offense to Chihuahua lovers. It’s just a metaphor, and I too love tiny dogs. My Charlotte is only seven pounds, although she’s not particularly bright.
Roadkill Goldfish is going to focus on empowering YOU to speak out and effect change in today’s media, political and cultural environments. Why? Because your voice needs to be heard, and too many bullies have been successful in silencing anyone who dares to disagree with them.
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I’m going to provide you with the tools and examples you need to fearlessly take a stand and be heard. To touch hearts. To change lives. To completely tick off the establishment.
Please continue to follow me online and learn. The world needs more people with brains, hearts — and cojones.