How Paragliding Helps Me Distance Myself From a Racist World

As I soar to the heavens, I feel unburdened of racism

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For most of my life, I have lived in a predominantly white society. As a Black woman, this has meant being a victim of random acts of racism since a very young age. For the longest time, I believed that this was the price to pay for being black and I sucked up all the pain…

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Rebecca Stevens A.

Rebecca Stevens A.

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.

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