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  • Writer's pictureAmy Salgado

Embracing Your Right to Take Up Space



It’s easy to find ourselves shrinking in the background in a world that demands conformity. We may find ourselves afraid to assert our presence and take up space. We live in a society that places value on being small, unobtrusive, and fitting neatly into predetermined boxes. But, taking up space is not an act of selfishness, nor is it wrong. Instead, it’s an assertion of our inherent worth and an acknowledgment of what we offer to the world.



Embracing Self-Worth

Regardless of our age, gender, race, or any other external factors, we have the right to occupy physical and emotional space. As humans, we have an inherent worth and deserve to be seen, heard, and respected. Remember your thoughts, feelings, and opinions matter. Recognizing and affirming our value is the first step toward embracing taking up space.


Breaking Free From Societal Expectations

Society often dictates how we should behave, speak, and even exist. We are presented to messages daily that tell us to blend in and to be “seen but not heard.” When we conform to these expectations we truffle our authentic selves and limit our potential. Breaking free of these harmful constraints and engaging in the act of rebellion against society allows us to be our true selves and make meaningful contributions.


Celebrating Diversity and Individuality

You are important just in the way you are now. Taking up space does not mean overshadowing others or minimizing their value. Instead, it means recognizing that our individuality and unique perspectives enrich the world around us. Each person adds value and beauty to the tapestry of humanity and taking up space encourages a more inclusive and accepting society.


Cultivating Self-Accepting and Self-Worth

Taking up space means honoring our needs, setting necessary boundaries, and prioritizing our well-being. When we recognize our worth, we advocate for ourselves, pursue our passions, and create a positive cycle of self-love and empowerment.


In a world that encourages us to minimize ourselves taking up space becomes a radical act of rebellion and self-empowerment. We pace the way for a more inclusive and compassionate world. So, let’s shed our fears, step into the spotlight, and unapologetically take up space as the extraordinary individuals we truly are.



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