Focusing on "everyday" people and the oppression they face and deal with in different areas of their lives, rather than just a general populace, was refreshing and allowed you to feel deeply connected with the writers. This is filled with personal stories written by a variety of people, showcasing profound vulnerability, courage, and strength. Many valuable perspectives were given, and multiple hard topics were broached, including ones that I had very little knowledge of, like the UK deportation schemes and transracial adoption. Even with the stories mainly being sad and frustrating, the authors managed to infuse a sense of hope and encouragement to stand proud of yourself no matter your background, as well as stressing the importance of helping others.
It is these everyday individual stories that make up the fabric of society which do not get read by most and often fall through the cracks. In a society and time where change is not enough, inclusion is not enough, and diversity is not enough, we need to see, hear, and feel a transformational change. The stories presented here are just the tip of the embedded problem, but I am hopeful that their impact will contribute towards bringing about a collective resistance to social injustice and racism.