As a white woman who grew up in the midwest I was always told I shouldn’t talk about the differences, it was bad to talk about how my skin was different or my hair was different than another child. I think these messages have positive intentions, not to make someone feel bad for being different but I feel now as an adult that these messages do more hard than good. Embrace differences, discuss them, and learn to find what connects us. We don’t have to be scared of things that make us different that can be our strength. America is supposed to be a melting pot, a country that allows everyone to be their own person and embrace their individuality. I want to be a part of rewriting this narrative and helping to eliminate this unintentional microaggression.