Because it’s the small things, the micro-aggressions, and standing up in those awkward moments.
I don’t know what a trigger is for most people. But I’m gonna suggest that this is at least slightly triggery for racial and homophobic epithets, and the implied and historic violence that goes along with it.
Wendig writes, because Wendig writes. And as usual, he hits something close to me. I’ve DONE some of these things: Sometimes, you don’t catch yourself in time, or you’re not thinking, and you thing “well, fuck, I’m an asshole”. And the good news, I think, is that because you think that second bit, you’re probably OK. But it doesn’t mean we can’t be better.
Now, this leads somewhere.
Specifically, We all are, in a way. Whether we let that subconscious shit rule us, or we try our damnedist to do something about it, that is what makes us the people we are.
So, I’m trying to be a better person. I…
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