Don’t Automatically Assume Everyone Is Rooting For You

Most times they are not

Rebecca Stevens
ILLUMINATION-Curated
3 min readSep 8, 2023

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Photo by Razvan Chisu on Unsplash

When I was a teenager, I used to spend all of my summers in Sierra Leone. My grandma who was bedridden often asked me to sit by her side — “To keep her company” as she would affectionately say. During those precious moments we spent together, she would teach me so many things. She’d also tell me about my ancestors, about her child…

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Rebecca Stevens
ILLUMINATION-Curated

I write about racism, but there are so many other things I would like to write about instead. Help me dismantle racism so that I can get to that.