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What Does It Mean To Be The Loud Mouth Brown Girl?

Being the LMBG means honestly putting what “I” want aside. It’s not about me and although it never has been, it also means really understanding, believing and knowing, the power of my own voice. From the outside looking in, it appears as if no one is listening to “me” in particular, but there are people out there listening, and so that’s a lot of responsibility.

What I want is violence, but what we need is justice, and so I often have to remind myself that justice is more important than revenge, even though this anger, this frustration and hurt that I am holding in, really just wants to make everything else hurt, what I really want is for the pain to stop. The only way to make that happen is to be patient, and that can be really frustrating too.

What Does This Website Have That Other Websites Don’t?

Me.

What’s The One Thing That You Admire About Other Bloggers?

I really admire all bloggers. Like all of you. Except the ones that have more ads than content. For those of you who have more content than ads, I love you. I think the way you put yourselves out there, and share yourselves with the world is beyond brave. You’re putting faces – even cartoons, avatars, or metaphores – to your name, and sharing your wisdom, your strength, your everything, with the whole world.

Somewhere out there, someone is reading a blog and balling their eyes out because they finally feel seen. I think that’s just the coolest thing in the world.

Is There Anything You Would Say to Bloggers That You Think They Deserve to Know?

Stop believing people who tell you that your work doesn’t matter. So many of us end our writing moments with “I hope this helps/inspires/encourages/challenges/etc. someone” and often times people don’t consider the amount of work that goes into writing and to sharing our thoughts, our feelings, our lessons with the world, so please don’t stop writing. The day that we stop writing is the day we allow ourselves to begin the process of death and I want you to hold off on that as long as possible.

If you aren’t passionate about what you’re writing about don’t delete everything, keep it as a phase of your work and shift your focus. I don’t always want to talk about trauma and so some days I just flat out refuse, this means that some days I don’t write, on those days I heal as much as I can. Do whatever you need to do, but whatever you do, do not give up the space that YOU created, so someone else can take your place.

If you’re really done blogging, then just remember when you’re done, that you DID something that mattered, maybe not to you, but to all those who chose to follow your journey.

Hall

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