The censorship of Facebook and Instagram to posts about #Palestine shouldn’t come as a surprise

It was when I watched the documentary "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix when I realized that the most influential social media companies are built by white people with a capitalistic goal. The film was revelatory regarding the huge power these networks have over our lives on many levels, socially, culturally and politically. And the fact … Continue reading The censorship of Facebook and Instagram to posts about #Palestine shouldn’t come as a surprise

Why it’s important (and uncomfortable!) that I as a white woman am able to empathize with racists

In my newsletter of last week I wrote about empathy and the importance of being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to really understand their thoughts and feelings. The article of Burmese-American journalist Aye Min Thant about the coverage of Myanmar by CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward had inspired me to highlight empathy. Ward … Continue reading Why it’s important (and uncomfortable!) that I as a white woman am able to empathize with racists