When faced to speak up for ourselves and speak our truth, we avoid it at all cost. Confrontation feels scary to many of us. However, there are times when things should not be swept under the carpet, statements need to be made, boundaries need to be set. Speaking up for ourselves is not about being mean, it's taking care of ourselves and setting a boundary. A boundary simply teaches others how you want to be treated.
When we speak up, it gives the other person the opportunity to self reflect, look inside themselves and contemplate their words and actions. This ultimately is where authenticity is born, from going within and acting from our highest good. Therefore, it's as much of a growing opportunity for you as the other person.
Speaking up is healing on may levels, don't miss the opportunity to become more authentic.