How could I not know I had that stereotype inside of me? How did that happen? I wasn’t raised that way, I didn’t think that way, consciously, that is. Yet, the stereotype was there, hidden under everything I’d always patted myself on the back about, and when I saw it, I felt overwhelming shame. Not just for the stereotype itself, but for not knowing it was part of who I was, and how easy it is to fool yourself. This post is embarrassing, but I also think that growth doesn’t happen in a vacuum, there has to be an awareness to change. So, I’m sharing with you in hopes of sparking conversations here or elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »
Quotes“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough” ― Walt Whitman
CommentingOct 2014: You may speak freely, but please try to use words that everyone can hear about your individual story or view. If you don't, those who can actually benefit won't hear it, I want to see change in my lifetime. I may refuse to approve certain comments.
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