My Car Got Keyed. Here’s What It Taught Me About Division In Our Country.

My dress made her smile. But then, her eyes gazed down toward the word “CHEATER” keyed into my car. Her smile quickly turned into a look of disgust. She sneered at me, rolled up her window and looked away. I tried to tell her through her wall of protective glass, “It’s not what it looks like! They got the wrong guy!” But as soon as the light turned green, she sped off. I felt awful for something I didn’t do, and even a little angry. More than anything, I felt judged.

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Scott Shigeoka
Opinion: The (Other) Big Story You Don’t Read About

“Weaving” isn’t for everyone, it requires thoughtfulness and an understanding of power and inequity. My hope for this piece is to start a broader conversation about two things. First, who gets to shape and tell the story of this work?  Second, if we define power as the “ability to define what is real” then we need to ask ourselves: who gets to define the reality of this work?

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Scott Shigeoka