Empowerment Starts Here

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Hyper-Visibility and Its Context

Being hyper-visible is difficult in places of invisibility. For me at my Christmas party, and maybe at the breakfast room at the hotel, it was difficult to be noticed because I was black and not because I am human and worthy of attention purely on this merit alone. To be recognized because I, in my blackness, serve a function for the benefit of the institution (be it social or structural) that all but renders me invisible is painful.

January 18, 2016 · 7 Comments