For those of you who don't know, Speak Loudly was a hashtag started on Twitter by Paul Hankins in response to a ridiculous attempt at censorship in Missouri. You can read my original post with the links I mention in the vlog here.
I wish I could explain how much I was changed by the Speak Loudly experience. After it happened, I had a really difficult time blogging and engaging in social media. I felt like my insides had turned into my skin.
The most amazing and inspiring thing about the whole situation is that NOT ONCE did I feel attacked or judged by the writerly world. So much of what touched me involved connecting with other people, and I'm still processing the experience, to be totally honest. I don't feel like it's over yet.