Speaking Fearlessly Always

Discover the Path to Fearless Expression as I reflect and grow from my work in the fields of Lived Experience and Suicide Prevention.

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By Pata Suyemoto                                                        […]
Words have great power.  They can heal, uplift, and inspire but also harm, marginalize, and stigmatize.  So, what is safe language?  Safe language means using words and phrases that do […]
Yesterday, I posted about how when we are profiting from using another person’s lived experience story, we should be compensating those individuals too.  A lot of unfollows ensued.  I would […]
If you are profiting in any way from another person’s lived experience story, that person should be compensated. Media attention is not compensation.Name mentions are not compensation.Attribution is not compensation.Gift […]
Anti-Asian Sentiment and Stereotypes This week, I was in an event where I was being scored to elevate my skills so I could coach and train others. The three-day event […]
That’s a question I’ve been thinking about for the past couple of months. I feel like it will be a personal answer for many people for very different reasons. For […]
I recently read an opinion piece entitled, "Stop 'Correcting' Mental Health Language." The author discusses their views on having language corrected, crediting the correction to political correctness and virtue signaling in the piece.
As my time in Washington sets, I’m truly grateful to everyone who made this trip possible. I’m not able to share many details but I can say, I have made […]
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