Me, too.

Me, too.

"Me too.

If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "Me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.

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You might have seen this around social media today, and it's a beautiful way to raise awareness about an issue that is way too prevalent in our culture today. 

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It's because I'm brown

It's because I'm brown

Here's why it's easy to make it about the color of my skin: I can make it all about YOU, out there, and not about me. It gives me an opportunity to not own my own stuff. It gives me an opportunity to keep living out my story of victimization and all the ways I have been wronged. It gives me continued ways to feed into the external power plays of you above me. It gives me continued opportunities to carry fear and anger in my heart. It gives me continued ways to keep you over there and me over here, divided and separated by fear which eventually leads to hate. And worst of all, it allows me to continue living in the illusion that the world is a fearful place and my power and my safety lie outside of me.

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