#UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth ~ What's Your Story?


I'm starting a thing! An ongoing project! A campaign! A series! Or all of the above? Call it what you like.

I've been a big fan of the hashtag 'Speak Your Truth' on Instagram for a while now, and since I came across '#SpeakYourTruth' I have used it in everything I share. Those three words have really inspired me and pushed me to keep speaking and sharing my truth. It's made me more open and honest, and more aware of what's real to me. The hashtag currently has 135k posts! So, my conclusion is: I am not the only one who is a fan.

Unfortunately, often we don't even think to speak our truth or of how important it is to do so. We usually just go about life, rushing and floating busily, without really thinking. Some of us even go out of our way to hide, suppress, ignore and dismiss our truth in order to "fit in" with a profoundly sick society, and this is so harmful. I am guilty of doing this; I silenced myself and dismissed my truth for most of my life, and it wasn't until I broke down and was forced to face it that I realised how powerful speaking my truth is, and that it's important to do it unapologetically too. What I mean by this is that we should share our truth without apologising for doing so. For a while, I found myself saying "I'm really struggling with my mental health at the moment" followed by "Oh god, I'm sorry" I was actually apologising for being honest about my reality. We shouldn't feel that who we are and what we are going through is so wrong that we have to apologise for it ~ it's kinda like saying sorry for just being me and taking up space. This is why I like the word "unapologetic" ~ it's a powerful word, and I believe we should embrace it. Be unapologetic in existing and taking up space. Be unapologetic in speaking your truth.

"In a time of universal deceit...telling the truth is a revolutionary act"
(George Orwell) 

Speaking our truth is so so important; it is empowering and can lead to wonderful beginnings. It's the foundation of a healthy life, and it can often lead to a "me too!" Our truth then becomes a shared experience; a reminder that we're not alone and that actually, we are part of a community of "me too's".

The above has inspired me to start this little project/ campaign / series / whatevs you wan to call it, babes.

The project/campaign/series: #UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth 

Every time I share a truth of mine on my social media channels, I'm going to add the hashtag #UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth and also share it on my blog www.unapologeticallyelly.com

I'd love it if you could get involved. I would like to invite you to speak your truth too; you can join me and take part by speaking your truth with the hashtag #UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth. You can get involved by writing a long post, a short post, an essay, a sentence, a word, or even just an emoji alongside a photo, or you can record a video, and either:

1) Share it wherever you want ~ on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube. Whatever you are comfortable with.


2) Send it to me via private message or email.

However you get it to me, I'll then share your post on www.unapologeticallyelly.com and on my social media channels.

If you post, please use the hashtag '#UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth' and tag me so I can see it. Tag me, send me a private message or email me with your truth via the following:

Please note, I will only share your words if you have given me permission to do so ~ once I've seen your post, I'll message you directly to ask if you consent ~ if you want to be the only one to share your truth, that's okay too. You don't have to agree to me sharing it also. On the other hand, if you don't want to post yourself but you'd like for it to be shared, you can also message or email me and I'll share it. Just let the truth out!

Tag others too so everyone can get involved!

Thank you for being here.

Eek! x

#UnapologeticallySpeakingMyTruth ~ What's your story?


  1. Okay. This is exactly what I needed today. I have apologized for my mental health as long as I can remember. This was such a good reminder that I need to embrace who I am and unapologetically speak my truth. I say sorry for my moods and feelings all the time. I'm slowly getting better, but it's definitely something that I need to continue working on.

    This was so beautifully written, and I'm inspired to write a post addressing this subject. I LOVE the campaign, and I will definitely tag you when I'm finished. Thank you so much, Elly.

    1. Thank you so much for the support. I'm glad it spoke to you, and exactly that; we shouldn't have to apologise for feeling. Sending you love


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