My politics have been molded by my experiences. I’m a cisgender, effeminate white gay man in the U.S. South. I grew up poor. I grew up in a home with domestic violence and with addiction. I grew up in fear. I was wholly ignorant to many of the privileges I had but I also was ignorant to many of the marginalizations I had. I also caused harm by regurgitating harmful beliefs about others — something all of us have done.
I used to think inclusion was the answer as it is so widely touted as the end all be all.