OK, so I really want to be an advocate, right? We all do. I look at the description, and I see myself there, and I am telling myself that I should doubt this because I could be just wishing that I'm there when I may have a long way to go. Committed: I am committed to anti-racism. It has to stop, and I want to be part of its destruction. Routinely, actively championing inclusion: I resist white-only spaces, organizations, processes, practices, and beliefs. I ask the question "why aren't there any POC here?" and "What assumptions are here that don't apply to POC or marginalized/minoritized folks?" Also, "What are we missing, and who needs to be here to make sure we're being inclusive?" So...is that enough? I know that there's much more to being an ally. I can see that in my resistance of white-only spaces (etc), I can also be toxic in my mocking/thumbing my nose at them. I see my own desire to become a white savior and "one of the good ones" while I scorn those around me who desire the same thing. I arrogantly declare, "I'M doing the WORK!" to those who I perceive aren't. I need to make this not about me, and I need to make it about working for a just society. I need to take myself out of the picture. Thoughts?