I have run the continuum. Even though I enjoyed history class in high school, it was really my world geography teacher in high school who opened my eyes. So I left the apathetic phase a while ago, but I feel like there were times in my adult life where I fell back there. The last two years have seen me toggle between aware and advocate. I think I mainly huddle around active. Although I have been an active presenter, when I take a hard look at my activism, it has not been much beyond this. My reading, awareness, and advocacy comes and goes. To be honest, it can be tough to sustain. It's due to the luxury of being white, the luxury of being lazy about advocacy, because there is always the excuse.........although I feel like I have been more consistent over the past year with work, it is harder to sustain in my personal life. However, I have decided to take a more active role to expand my friend and professional network of POC.