Nothing challenges your “wokeness” like having to confront the implicit ways in which YOU subconsciously uphold white supremacy. We are taking professional headshots at work today and I am struggling because these will be the first professional headshots I have taken since I started wearing my natural hair. “What if they don’t look “right”?” “What if they don’t look as polished and professional my last headshots?” I have had to remind myself several times this morning that my natural hair IS professional. The struggle to unlearn is real…even for the “conscious” folks in the room.
Do you ever find yourself having to challenge the ways in which you hold on to implicit biases?