Earlier this year, at the height of the Black Lives Matter engagement, I released a video called ‘An Abridged Microlist’. In it, I speak about a range of microaggressions and outright racism I’ve experienced throughout my life. The response was much bigger than I’d anticipated. I received the familiar, “That’s not racism, she needs to toughen up!” comments from white people with St George Cross filters adorning their Facebook profile photos. The messages of support and solidarity, however, massively outweighed the negative.
The Effects of Being Mistaken for Every Other Black Person in my Small South West Town
From Devon to Bristol, we are not all each other, these attitudes need to change
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