alternately, things i CAN do around black people i just met ✊🏿
  1. be comfortable
  2. be explicit
  3. not be shy
  4. talk before fully formulating the sentence in my head
  5. listen to music i like
  6. do my hair
    i'm so uncomfortable doing my hair in any style (ponytail included), in front of white people who do not know me.
  7. feel welcomed
  8. avoid caring if they think i'm a stereotype
  9. avoid judging them at least a little
  10. feel included
    this happens when i meet two or more white people at once
  11. be happy to be meeting them
  12. experience sincere emotion
  13. avoid putting on a front
  14. not feel fake
  15. be me