I'm feeling personally proud to have committed to becoming more informed and aware of conversations on race, racism, systemic racism, privilege, shame, guilt, implicit bias, etc. I've been able to reflect on my own racism and those moments where I have been a bystander and not an advocate. It has made me challenge and create moments of opportunities when such conversations of racism were to occur. Of course I would like to think of myself as the advocate that a social worker should be, but conversations on race are difficult. As a person of color in the web of intersectionality, Latinx, woman, middle aged, single parent, I have to first identify myself. What microaggressions and implicit biases exist in my life and begin to reframe my thinking of my identity. This is not to say that I can't and won't stand up for the injustices of others, but to truly feel as a confident advocate, I should confront my own being. As a social worker and educator, I'm feeling nudged to actively develop forums in a safe space to discuss race and systemic racism. I can at least begin in my own practice with my individual clients, but the grand picture would be to connect with the school community at large. My wheels have definitely been set in motion and have not stopped since the inception of this training. Very profound! Very grateful!