I talked with my psychologist about non Black POC and white people and the psychological effects of the performative allyship I’ve been presented with as of late:
“Hey my film team needs diversity. Are you free?”- white woman
“You’re going to encounter racism, lots of racism in this field” -white mansplainer
“You want to speak in a way that makes it hard for people to know where you’re from.” White director
Micro aggression after microaggression.
She got it. I didn’t have to provide examples as to my lived experience to someone who is going to disregard the validity anyway. I told someone and they heard. That’s how it’s supposed to go right?
THIS is why representation MATTERS.