Just had a wonderful conversation with my mother about the fear, vulnerability and safety issues she faces everyday simply because of her gender.
*Then listened to her wonder aloud why my cats are scared of her*
She started the conversation by asking me, “what do you do everyday to insure your safety?
1. Put my glasses on
2. Put my seatbelt on
3. Aware of my surroundings/exits
Blessed to be always surrounded by strong women. They help shape my worldview because I have no comprehension what people who are non-white males go through day in and day out. The mental, emotional and physical struggles are daunting.
Her list. Her list scares me, saddens me.
What do you do every day to insure your safety?
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