I am white, cis-gendered, able-bodied, and heterosexual. The only way I could be more privileged in life is if I were male and rich.
I want to talk about privilege.
Discovering my privilege has not been an overnight thing. It’s been a gradual process whereby I’ve tried to educate myself and become more aware of all the ways in which I am privileged. This process has been helped, in no small part, by my membership of a secret feminist Facebook group who are all pretty awesome at being intersectional and calling each other out.
It has taken me a while to realise my privilege as a white person, purely because it was not on my radar and I don’t think of myself as racist. And that, in a nutshell, is the problem of privilege.