Being vocal doesn’t have to mean being offensive. You can still say what you think without being outrageous.
However, if what you have to say will make someone uncomfortable yet, push change in a positive direction, then it is imperative that you articulate your thoughts.
This is exactly why I believe everyone should own a blog. A collection of thoughts across time goes a long way to gauge what you stand for and what you believed.
Also, those who resonate with your take will be grateful to have a leader articulate their thoughts for them.
Seth says: We need you to lead us. What are you waiting for?
Be vocal, but not offensive. Be stern, not rude. “Be brazen, but not arrogant”
One of the surest ways to know you hit a nerve is when after doing all these, you still offend someone.