Today I watched a phenomenal video by Sonya Renee Taylor on Instagram. It’s about colorism and the ladder of bodily hierarchy.

I won’t attempt to re-explain it because that’s not necessary — Sonya did it in a way I never could. My initial instinct is to talk about how I feel about the video, but I don’t think that’s necessary right now either.

What I will say is that I’m rethinking the ways I show up in conversations and whether or not that particular space is in need of my perspective or my pain.

Writing from the Crossroads

I am a biracial woman navigating the complexities of life, race, family and relationships. Pronouns are she/her/hers.

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