It’s hard to see the world from the perspective of someone else. Really hard. Even people who have been in relationships for years have trouble with this. But we especially struggle to imagine what it’s like to be someone from a different background, who’s life experiences look nothing like yours.
As a white, middle class woman, I’m privileged to only have to worry about one main form of discrimination, based on my gender. Knowing this, I’ve worked to better understand other types of oppression, from what I studied at university, to traveling and volunteering long-term in developing countries like Guatemala, to working in a nonprofit with team members from 9 countries.