I heard this in a gender identity video. It is true for so many aspects of identity. You don’t need to get it every time to respect it. You don’t need people to explain their trauma every time for you to ‘get it’. You don’t need to ask all the questions and take away time and energy from LGBTQ+ and BIPOC in order to ‘get it’. What you can do: Respect it. Respect the experiences and the identities of others.
What you can do: Listen. Listen to them, listen to others, take it in and reflect on your own self, bias, and experiences.
What you can do: Support. Support by amplifying, paying, or learning on your own.
All these things make the work stronger, easier, and allow you time for reflection and your own learning. Who do you support or learn from? What learning are you doing right now? #lgbtq🌈 #socialjustice #learningandgrowing #genderidentity