Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

The Unbearable Wokeness of Being

When being conscious comes at the expense of mental health

Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash

I can’t give a definitive answer on when I became “woke,” or racially conscious. I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, which in hindsight, really wasn’t the best thing for me. I was surrounded by the narrative that being Black was bad or shameful. The white neighbors my family was surrounded by never…

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Vena Moore

Vena Moore

Dismantling white, male supremacy one word at a time.