‘When I didn’t want to deal with a certain negative emotion or understand how to not let it control me, I would repress it and pretend it went away. I didn’t know how to control the emotions and turn them into something useful. My privilege allowed me to turn away from the exact feeling Black and brown bodies live in every day. It was unacceptable.’

Through therapy, I realized a pattern in myself. When I didn’t want to deal with a certain negative emotion or understand how to not let it control me, I would…