Once I became aware of microagressions and the effect they have on persons (they are those little unintentional slights that communicate a negative message), I asked myself if I was saying them to myself, not out loud but in my head).  Not good for my self esteem. I spilled a bottle of liquid medicine, and said, “You crazy do-do bird.” Not exactly a positive message for my self esteem.  Then I was surprised at some of my other self talk and self thought.  Discovered I need to advocate for myself in the field of mental health.


You can read about microagressions on this site:  https://www.naomimitchum.com/advocate-for-mental-illness/understand-pesky-slights/


About Naomi

I am a writer and Christian educator who works in several genres with a specialty in materials for persons with disabilities. The Long Road Home Romance Collection includes one of my books (11/14), and I just finished the first draft of a Quick Look handbook to help persons who teach an inclusive classroom. I love playing and listening to classical music, fishing, doing family things, and, in spite of my non-interest in identifying birds, have come to name them because of my bird watching husband, Bob. My children and grandchildren, because of their expertise in different fields, have broadened my lens for looking at the world.