Chapter 1: “Whiteness”


As the memoir starts out, I talk about being surrounded by “whiteness” but never thought anything about it until much later in life and not to the depth I got into in the memoir. This contrasts with the Black and other BIPOC experiences which I discuss in great depth. I use the metaphor of being “blinded” by a heavy snowfall with no contrast or diversity to help me stay on the “path” I was literally and figuratively walking. So I thought it fitting to find to use an image that demonstrated whiteness right at the outset of the book