I think I’m in the active stage of the ally continuum but I also think there are times I’ve stepped forward into the advocate space and backwards into the aware space. I am definitely seeking to learn and improve my self awareness and world awareness to see beyond a white perspective. I do put thought into what I share on social media and how I engage in conversation with family and friends surrounding topics of diversity and inclusion. I get frustrated that others don’t recognize so many problems that exist and have to remind myself that we are all on a journey towards greater awareness. There was a time when I was apathetic and didn’t recognize many of the racial problems that exist in our country too. I need to remind myself to push outside of my comfort zone and not just seek knowledge but also act upon it too. I’m a natural learner and I love gathering information but I need to do more than that.