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Why I Stopped Code-Switching

Accepting the way I look, walk, and talk is the ultimate self-care

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CCode-switching is designed to help people of color attempt to assimilate in professional spaces, but I have been doing it since preschool. I learned early. Now, as of January 1, 2020, I decided to stop.

Why? I blame the family dog.

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