The Perks of being a White Woman in the US

Sometimes, I can’t believe it myself

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I’m a middle-class, middle-aged white woman living in the Midwest. As such, I enjoy certain perks that lots of Americans simply don’t.

Even if I’m wearing jeans and a t-shirt, I can feel pretty confident walking into any public space or business and feel comfortable, even if it’s a “nice” store or venue…

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The frank thoughts of Kansas writer Amber Fraley.

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Amber Fraley

Amber Fraley

Blogging about mental illness, narcissistic abuse & survival, feminism, politics. Essayist, journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.

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