We need a language that expresses the dignity of each human being.
We need a language that enables and empowers women and the vulnerable.
We need a language that expresses compassion and gratitude.
So let us choose our words carefully ...
speak only words that we would like to hear spoken of ourselves;
withdraw from conversations where words denigrate and destroy others;
defend the integrity of our humanness with words that uplift and encourage;
reduce the words we use that are violent or discriminatory or inflammatory.
We need a new language that is rich in compassion and gratitude.
Let's start today.