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SCOTUS let’s us down again striking down race-conscious admissions processes as unconstitutional. I don’t want to be numb to these decisions and actions, or the people who support them.

But when you are disappointed over and over, and you get angry over and over, there comes a point when you have to protect your peace if you can.

I’m protecting my peace. That does not mean inaction or resignation.

I’m going to continue to focus on empowering and uplifting communities of color, especially first generation and women of color.

I’ll continue to fight for representation because it matters.

I’ll continue to show up on this platform because it matters for every person who sees themselves reflected in me and my story.

I wish I had that growing up.

I needed a Justice Sotomayor and Encanto and In the Heights when I was a child.

It would have been so affirming for me, always stuck in between two cultures that I felt I would never be good enough for.

Always one of the few and spending so much energy trying to prove this and that.

That was then.

I’ve let go of what other people may think of me. I’ve evolved and grown into myself and my sense of purpose.

I’ve learned to lean into who I am and own it, with a conviction that I feel in my bones.

And I’ll continue to help empower other women of color to do the same.

Because we need representation at every level in every space.

Representation matters to expose us to possibilities and to make our dreams tangible, as Viola Davis says.

Video Credit: The Female Quotient


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