Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

UPLIFTT | March 29, 2017

Scroll to top

Top

No Comments

A Story of Speaking Up by Michael Montenegro

A Story of Speaking Up by Michael Montenegro

Growing up,  I was to taught to be quiet because speaking up, causes problems.

 

When we got dictated in grade school, I wanted to speak up.


When we were pushed out of our neighborhood, I wanted to speak up.


When our temple got violated in lust, I wanted to speak up.


When our identity was decided by the oppressor, I didn’t know what to speak of.


When I finally… learned the truth, I spoke up.


I told a friend, we spoke up, then I told another, and we spoke up.


Then I said, I will speak up.

unnamed-11

Michael Montenegro. Chicano. Filmmaker. Activist for media diversity.

Submit a Comment

Pin It