By | 1 February 2021

When you call islamophobia, I listen
When you call anti-asianness, I listen.
When you call anti-semitism, I listen.

When you call misogyny, I listen
When you call homophobia, I listen.
At that moment, my humanity connects to yours and I feel your pain.
I empathise with your sufferings and we become one.
I am because you are.
But when I call racism and you don’t listen.
A piece of me is taken.
At that moment, therefore, it is not my humanity that is in question.
It is yours.
For when you don’t see your reflection on me.
You are incomplete.
until you do see me as human.
A full human.
Your humanity will be the one in question.
Not mine.

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