Tagged Overcoming differences

Race and Friendship: A Love Story

I know there is probably some curiosity about my silent retreat experience, which I am still processing and will write about soon.  Until then, here is something I wrote about friendship, racism and being a privileged white woman who realizes her own blind spots.   I wrote it months ago and have been hesitant to publish it because the topic is so complicated, so uncomfortable, for me and for others.

In my life lately, and also in my dreams, race and relationships have been a theme. A few months ago I started having dreams in which interracial relationships were continually a topic. Around the same time, I also became part of a group of racially diverse women-writers for a project on which I was working.

At this time and since, my dreams and my reality have swirled in my head.  I find myself having conversations about race with other women continually.  In each conversation, I try to tentatively explore where I am being led.

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