I’ve been seeing memes, posts, and discussions about people not knowing what to support, or be against.
I was born into an upper middle class, white home, & lived in a village with a population of only 2000 until I was 18 years old. Growing up, I had no idea how privileged I was, or even what that really meant. I understood the basic definition of racism & felt the implication textbooks made that it was bad, but…
I am repeatedly hearing and seeing comments like "What happened to George Floyd was awful, BUT- insert-statement-about-rioting-good-cops-or-something-else-here." Please let me explain why ANY “but” in that statement is not okay. (To clarify, this is specifically written to white people because it is our duty to be supportive. People of color that are affected by racism & police brutality have the right…
My promises to people of color, from an ordinary, white, middle-aged woman.
I have a response to those saying that people on either side of the stay-at-home order should not fighting with other Americans & should not judge those who are pushing to re-open before it’s safe. You know, under normal circumstances, with most topics, I would agree on just about every point, and even though I can’t fully get on board with…
Just the thought of having to wear a mask can cause anxiety in some people. I know, because I used to not even be able to think about it without panicking. I used to have anxiety attacks over needles, or even just a visit to the doctor.
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I understand that a lifetime of being one of the smartest people in the room can have an impact on one’s behavior. Being successful, saving lives, getting published, being recognized by your peers, and all the education and hours you put in to become what you are, all have a significant impact on your perspectives. How could they not? The effort you have to put in to become any type of medical professional shapes your whole life. It isn’t just a career, it’s a lifestyle.
Being chronically ill can be isolating. There are several things that contribute to the isolation. It’s not only our own thoughts and feelings that cause us to distance ourselves, so do the looks, words, and actions of family, friends, medical professionals, colleagues, and even strangers.