Being Noticed

My youngest daughter submitted an application for an acting opportunity. The possibility associated with that was amazing in itself. Then as we scrolled through the questions, her ethnicity was requested. There were numerous options and we were asked to select all that applied. She was able to select African-American and West-Indian without having to type it in or select other. To see her face light up at the sheer fact that she was being acknowledged and included on something as simple as an application meant more than I realized. I had not had that experience until now and I am glad I did. I’ve experienced exclusion and inclusion in its various forms. One thing I do know is that inclusion, even the small steps toward it counts. Being noticed as whole person, and not just parts and pieces is a big deal.

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