Disrupting Privilege Starts With Acknowledging It

I rarely remember to bring a jacket with me when I leave the house. Mostly this is because I have the attention span of gum. But on some level, it’s also because I’ve become conditioned to not worry about inclement weather. For me, having no jacket means a few minutes of being uncomfortable as I walk from my car into a heated building. Sometimes it means that I’m slightly miserable for the brief time it takes to stand at a gas pump. Decades of having access to resources has enabled me to ignore the risks I take when I walk out the door unprepared. I can invest mental energy into other things, because I don’t have to focus on staying warm and dry. This is privilege. Not having to think about

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