One that took me back to my freshman and sophomore years of undergrad.
As I scroll through my Twitter feed and read trending headlines, I realized something…
On paper, I’m a white girl from Ohio.
While I didn’t vote for Trump, I’m sure I know a couple people who did.
In San Francisco, I often times get mistaken for a “Marina girl”.
A label that I still don’t quite understand, but for simplicity let’s say it’s some fancy variation of a “basic bitch.”
After getting hit with a few nervy comments this week, I decided to make a few personal declarations.
I don’t agree with the white majority.
How can a white girl from Ohio say that?
Well, my entire understanding of the media changed after taking courses with Gene Shelton. A former publicist for Motown & CBS Records who worked with Prince, Stevie Wonder and served as Michael Jackson’s manager.
For the first time in my life, I was encouraged to question everything. Question everything and proactively find ways to truly walk in someone else’s shoes.