I am more than your categories.

Ralston Vaz.

I find that in our noble attempts to acknowledge one another’s intersectionality, we move to quick to label and categorize. Most people get me wrong, anticipating the make up of my identity as a “Black” man. I believe I am more than that. And to understand me may take more than a 30-minute team video call. It may take a series of slow, one-on-one conversations over a long period of time fueled by a deepening interest in one another’s truest stories. And I hope people become increasingly available for that.

 

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