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How to Push Back When You Don't Feel Safe Speaking Out

"I do not want to draw attention to myself. I do not want to become a victim by speaking up."

Sometimes you may not feel safe speaking out, or you may be worried that it will make things worse for somebody else. That makes sense, especially when the comments have been hurtful.

Here are some ways you can speak out that probably won’t make things worse for you or anyone else:

"The big thing is recognizing it at the time. Too often it goes by so fast, it is over before you realize what just happened."