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How to Lose a Friend Over One Racist Post

There comes a time when we can’t look the other way

A white person, looking off to the right, standing next to a Black person who’s looking at the camera.
Photo: Force Majeure via Unsplash

I was falling in love the morning my grandma died. It was December 2017, and I was snuggled in bed with a woman I’d met just a few months before. We giggled and kissed under the comforter as we greeted the chilly Southern California morning together. When we…

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Sondra Rose Marie

Sondra Rose Marie

Neurodivergent queer femme examining the intersection of trauma, love, race, & independence through personal narratives. 🧠🌈🖤http://sondrarosemarie.com