I HAVE AN MIGRATION BACKGROUNDFebruary 22, 2021
IT IS THE YEAR 1981, VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING, AROUND 6:30 AMMarch 21, 2021
Not long ago, my city organized citizen workshops with great topics. We were able to actively participate and help shape the city.
On a great Saturday, I went cheerfully. I was about to show my ID when I was greeted as “THE WORKSHOP IS ONLY FOR CITIZENS”
I just asked “why am I on the list”?
I was very surprised. I often forget my skin color. Until someone, like on this day, thinks he/she has to protect me from myself.
A friend listened to me sympathetically. I also told her how the workshop was and how some who attended were suddenly surprised when presenting the results: “Wow, where did you learn to present?”.
Yes, we will always come across such statements. Accepted.
So what next? I continue to show myself, go out with my message, take my responsibility and my rights and vote, like today in Baden-Wüttemberg….
I remain curious and question my perception.
And you? are you going to vote too Do you consciously allow encounters?
#magic #curiosity #perspective #story #OmondiCHANGE