Moving away from toxic white guilt has been an active effort for me. In my discipline, I am often placed in a position of power to speak about race and colonialism in the classroom and at conferences. This can be uncomfortable to me when I am actively trying to focus and highlight traditionally silenced voices. Yes, I have amounts of white guilt and shame, especially when discussing historical Irish actions which lead to further discrimination and marginalization of people of color. However, I have found that being silent myself and listening before speaking and then engaging in dialogue has helped me (hopefully) not stray into toxic white guilt or shame.