#WisdomWednesday – Don’t Be Silent

This weekend I was able to see the new live action Aladdin movie from Disney.. now I will admit going into the theater I had some reservations because the animated Aladdin is one of my absolute favorite movies!!

However, I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with how much I loved this movie, and my all time favorite thing about it was how much stronger and more empowered they made Jasmine. Even in the animated movie, Jasmine was not your typical princess that was a damsel in distress who needed Aladdin to save her, but in this new live action movie she is strong and bold and knows exactly what she wants out of life.

During the movie, there is a song that was added for Jasmine, and it is called Speechless.

This song is so empowering and I find that the lyrics are so powerful that the music behind it just makes the words resonate more. These are the lyrics:

Here comes a wave
Meant to wash me away
A tide that is taking me under
Swallowing sand
Left with nothing to say
My voice drowned out in the thunder

But I won’t cry
And I won’t start to crumble
Whenever they try
To shut me or cut me down

I won’t be silenced
You can’t keep me quiet
Won’t tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless

‘Cause I’ll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don’t you underestimate me
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

Written in stone
Every rule, every word
Centuries old and unbending
“Stay in your place.”
“Better seen and not heard.”
Well, now that story is ending

‘Cause I
I cannot start to crumble
So come on and try
Try to shut me and cut me down

I won’t be silenced
You can’t keep me quiet
Won’t tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless
Speechless

Let the storm in
I cannot be broken
No, I won’t live unspoken
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

Try to lock me in this cage
I won’t just lay me down and die
I will take these broken wings
And watch me burn across the sky
Hear the echo saying I…

Won’t be silenced
Though you wanna see me tremble when you try it
All I know is I won’t go speechless
Speechless

‘Cause I’ll breathe
When they try to suffocate me
Don’t you underestimate me
‘Cause I know that I won’t go speechless
All I know is I won’t go speechless
Speechless

Now a days it is so important for every to feel empowered, but women and especially girls as they are growing up in this world they need to know that they should never be silenced, and never feel that they should be seen and not heard.

So, use this song as a boost not just today but any day that you are feeling off or unheard. this song should empower you because you are smart, and brave, and deserve not only to be heard but to be truly happy.

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