What can my voice add? Where does my voice fit in?
We’ve all heard it somewhere before, “There’s nothing you can say or do that would make a difference in the situation at hand, because you’re just one voice.”
In a world so big, does anyone need an extra voice at all? Specifically ours?
The answer is yes, and it has to start with knowing your voice matters to someone.
Don’t let this just be a moment in time, but something to keep in your time for as long as you’re here.
To see things from the other side is more important today than ever.
It would be an absolute lie to say we fully understand their pains when we aren’t them, but it is possible to stand as a community and care about human dignity.
We can do better by taking a chance in the uncomfortable. We can’t possibly understand, but it is possible to hold more conversation, learn, and grow.
If we’re in it for the long run, we have plenty of room to do better.
There’s no single right way to go about making a good logo, a good drawing, or a good website.
For us sitting at entry level jobs in the market, we can easily be seen as inexperienced, only to be dealt unchallenging small tasks.
Inexperience allows us flexibility in being right or wrong, because we know of no other way.
Frankly, everybody starts out as a beginner and it takes years of being “inexperienced” to become a seasoned expert.
While your boss might think you lack the experience necessary to meet project spec (and you might), it doesn’t mean that your skills are invalid.
There is no single way that is supposed to be right, so we can explore the unconventional and challenge what used to work yesterday into something that could be better today.