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Internalized Resilience-Embracing Thrivingness

I am not oppressed, I am not a victim—I thrive, I rise, I am.

A few months ago, I participated at an organization's Board of Directors meeting. It was an intense gathering where we were all challenged to stretch beyond our comfort zones and look at how each of us participates in anti-oppression work and in oppression (intentionally and unintentionally)—sometimes at the same time.

At the end of the meeting, I was addressed directly.

The outgoing board president told me that he fought for me to be on the board and that I should share my pain—a pain in which I am not alone. Read more

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