This Is Us

As a Black Woman, I’m Either Hyper Visible or Utterly Unseen

I’m a complex, multidimensional person, and deserve to be seen as such

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I was only five years old the first time I mentally code switched and went into another person’s experience. My father was never able to handle the pain caused by the sickle cell anemia I was born with…