When we say what’s on our mind, we’re loud. When we laugh, we’re loud. No matter what it is we’re doing, we’re loud. And we’re not sorry.
Some women are naturally quiet or at least know how to exercise volume control, while others can’t keep their voices down and just don’t really seem to care too much. They’re naturally loud and not afraid to shout it from the rooftops… literally. But just because some of us are okay with living at maximum volume doesn’t mean it’s easy.
In fact, there are more than a few things we have to deal with on a daily basis.
1. WE GET TOLD TO KEEP IT DOWN ROUTINELY.
From our childhood classrooms to being grown adults in the workforce, we’re constantly told to keep it down or stop talking. We’ve definitely been spoken to about this on more occasions than we can count. Oh, we’re loud? Please, tell us something we don’t know.
2. INSIDE VOICE? WHAT IS THAT?
The idea of having an “inside voice” is absolutely insane. How does that work, exactly? Is it like being a mime? What’s a whisper?
3. PEOPLE THINK WE’RE SERIOUSLY PISSED WHEN WE TALK PASSIONATELY ABOUT SOMETHING.
No, I’m not upset, I’m just very confident in this conversation and my voice matches my enthusiasm. Stop accusing me of being angry when I’m actually just so excited about what I’m saying.
4. OR THEY THINK WE’RE JUST RUDE.
Just because our voices are loud doesn’t mean we’re rude. There’s a difference between being downright mean and speaking words at a higher volume. Try listening to what we say instead of how loud we’re saying it, because we’re really not trying to offend anyone.
5. WE’RE NOT SHOUTING — THIS IS JUST OUR NORMAL VOICE.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M SHOUTING? I’M JUST TALKING LIKE I NORMALLY DO.
6. WE’RE EXTREMELY CHATTY.
Many people in our near vicinity can hear exactly what we’re saying. We used to care, but now we don’t. Be prepared for long, hilarious, and loud conversations, because we love ALL the talking.
7. WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO WHISPER.
What others consider a “normal voice” is probably what we consider a whisper. So if you’re telling us a secret, it’s best if we’re completely alone, otherwise we can’t guarantee that we won’t accidentally blurt it out in shock louder than you prefer.
8. EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN WE ARRIVE TO THE PARTY.
Because we announce our arrival unknowingly to everyone just by saying hello at the door and then laughing wildly because we’re just happy to be somewhere where we can be our loud selves. That’s what parties are for, right?
9. MOVIE THEATERS ARE A STRUGGLE.
We’re the loudest laugh in the movie theatre, always, and when we comment on a crazy scene, we get shushed for it routinely. Ugh. We can’t help it.
10. OUR LAUGH IS EVEN LOUDER, SO WE SOUND LIKE HYENAS.
There’s no such thing as soft laughter with us. If we react to something funny, it’s go big or go home. Sorry in advance to your ear drums.