I remember growing up being told directly or indirectly that my loudness, my questions, and my skin should be silenced. I took up too much space in there eyes.  But after attending an HBCU, reading, writing, and teaching those lies and Microaggressions don’t hurt me anymore.  Thank you, Erica Garner for the reminder to speak out and speak up.  We can’t be dismissed with the stereotype anymore.  If we don’t speak up for our rights- who will??