I see myself as an passive ally. I have done a lot of study and have been taking actions, but most of them have been "safe," by posting or reaching out to legislators. Only recently, since George Floyd's murder, have I begun to actually physically show up. This is way outside my introvert comfort zone, but IT'S NOT ABOUT ME, NOW IS IT? My being able to stay safely at home is nothing more than privilege, and if I embrace it, I am lying when I call myself an ally. If I want to truly advocate, I need to remember what BIOPIC go through on a daily basis makes my excuses not even feeble. And the only way to move beyond my self-imposed obstacles is to do it. Just like faith without works is dead, knowledge without action is self-centeredness.