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Silenced Voices

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Silent Voices

 Can’t sing? Won’t sing? Told not to sing? Around 85 percent of people have been told by their parents, children, partners or teachers that they can’t sing. Our voices have been silenced and it’s not doing us any good.

 There was a time when everyone used to sing. We sat around campfires, at church and at school. We sang our stories and our dreams. We sang alone and we sang together. Nowadays not many of us sing. We worry that people will think we are strange or that we will be judged and not as good as the celebrities we idolize.

 Singing is not about being a star or knowing how to do it well. It’s about enjoying the gift of our voices and sharing them with others. We were born to sing. It’s primal and it’s tribal. Voice is the language of our hearts. It’s how we express ourselves. And it’s very important to our mental, physical and social well-being.

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