“Call in Black”

“Evelyn from the Internets breaks down the toll of the trauma Living While Black takes on those of us trying to navigate our daily lives.
Sometimes you just want to take a break aka call in Black.”


Back when I worked in an office, there was only one day when I really didn’t want to go to work (the day after Darren Wilson was found not guilty, and I was wayy more traumatized by that than I’d ever anticipated). But it was tough on many days because, probably like lots of workplaces, my office only had one emotion (“cheerful”) (and, if you were feeling unconventional, “frustrated by paperwork”) and having that emotion just felt inappropriate quite often.

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