There can be huge risks to speaking up. What if no one believes you? What if someone retaliates? What if you lose your social standing because what you have to say is hard to hear, or takes on powerful people?

In this episode of the StoryCorps podcast, we’ll hear from three women who asked themselves these same questions, and still chose to speak out.

Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
“Sunday Lights” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Horizon Variations” by Max Richter
“Beacon & Kent” by Pullman
“Broken” by Alialujah Choir
“I Can’t Wait” by Kevin Welch, Kieran Kane, & Fats Kaplan
“Dear Madison” by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo