I have spent much of my young-adulthood protecting the feelings of others, when it came to me being true to myself. I felt that it was best to hide myself so that others may feel comfortable. I can no longer take part in that violence against myself. I have allowed others to take influence in me silencing myself.
So in honor of recently finishing my graduate coursework, the beginning of PRIDE, and the just outrage over systemic racism, I will be using my blog to give my true experiences as a black queer person during my time as a predominantly white institution. In no way is this a way to attack. These will just be my truths...the truths that I felt like I needed to keep to myself. I want to share these, however, to hopefully have some positive impact. If nothing else, this will do great for my active journey of self-love and -embracing.