Do you have struggles? We all do, and nobody else knows what it’s like to be in your shoes – but that shouldn’t get in the way of empathizing with each other’s tough experiences.
Since we could all use some more understanding about what we’ve been through, here’s a sweet story about privilege – what it is, and why having it doesn’t dismiss your struggles. This is our chance to understand privilege in a way that respects other people and ourselves.
Let the super talented Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey and Kat Blaque break it down for you like nobody else.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
Closed Captions are available on the video.
To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Uncomfortable Thoughts You May Have When Facing Your Privilege
- 5 Ways Marginalized People Can Recognize Their Privileges In Other Areas
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, chescaleigh and chescalocs, she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.
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