More than once I’ve heard, “Don’t beat yourself up.” Most recently in response to my post about the vaccine. Like I said, sin surfaces. Especially now as I am more reflective. I notice, admit, let it go. Sometimes with great feelings of embarrassment, sadness, regret and certainly relief, warm gratitude too. Vale la pena. Yes, it’s worth it.
Microaggressions born of institutional racism and my stubborn privilege as a white woman fall in this category. While I fear the unrecognized onslaught, I also know peace is on the other side. I pray to be made aware.