As I Stand Amongst My Sisters

Distance brought upon by ignorance and privilege. I read, I research and yet I find myself surrounded by those I trust. I still cannot get past how much worry and fear entangle in the everyday life of those closest to me.
I deal with my issues and problems only to find the choices I made were mine; compared to the lives of my sisters in the black, brown, Latino, and transgender communities, I find that many of my problems have been brought on by myself. And when I made a comment about being white, I was ignorant to the effect and affect my words would leave behind; like a double edged sword slashing the life line I once held tight to. I understand more today, yet still do not have a full understanding as it is not what I know. I am learning about privilege, and want to keep continuing to learn. I am sorry for my misuse of privilege. I want to use my advantages to help those who may need help to open a door or an open mouth as we know I have been known to speak up.
I want any feedback you have on this. I don’t feel qualified to make statements yet today. I want to be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem. As I learn, I will now figure how to use my advantages for the best possible way in my community. I love my family, and I don’t want to hurt anyone.
Together in Solidarity xoxo Merry Christmas and please accept my apology.
Angel S.

 

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