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Discussion on: [On-Demand Talk] Docs For Equity - Teaching Our Way Out Of Impostor Syndrome

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Shara Crosslin

I like to think I am a very culturally responsive person, but often worry that I am blinded by biases and privileges that I'm not fully aware of yet. What additional tips or resources can you recommend to tackle this?

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Julia Seidman Author

Wow, that's a great question. That is not my specific area of expertise, and it's something I hesitate to give prescriptions for. The work of confronting our own prejudices can be really difficult, painful work, and I think there are a lot of resources out there to help with it, but I'm not sure I could recommend any with confidence.

What I will say is that I think the more you get in the habit of acknowledging your biases, the easier it gets, and the more empowering it is.

I see the work of identifying my own privilege and bias as some of the most self-actualizing work I can do, because it lets me make choices based on the person I want to be.

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Shara Crosslin

Thank you for that very thoughtful response, Julia. I loved your presentation today!