Erykah Badu on Honesty and Vulnerability


Radical Self Expression is not just about being honest with other people.
It’s very much about being honest with yourself,
and being willing to act in accordance with that honesty.
Sometimes I wonder whether it would be easier if
I just said what people wanted to hear.
Or if I was silent during those times everything
inside me said, SPEAK, Akilah.

But then I remember myself.
I reconnect with my Creator within,
and I choose honesty.

I am proud to say that I am many things,
but a liar will never be one of them.

Speak your truth, even in your silence.
And accept nothing lower than the truth
from those you call friend.