The “Seat At The Table” Is Rickety: Blackness In Corporate Spaces

I have been doing a lot of reflection on what 2019 meant to me. Decisions I made, the people I surrounded myself with, moments when I should have told so-and-so where to take their kite and fly it, right swipes that should have been left…you know typical Millennial Drake induced feelings.

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I’ve used this reflection to provide clarity for who and what I want to be in this next coming decade, and overall, I am satisfied with the woman that I am chasing after. However, when panning out and looking at the wider scope of the impact my life has on others, I can’t help but think about the woman I claimed to love- I still hid her in the glaring light of Corporate America. So much so that when I went to see my doctor in August, she was on the verge of prescribing me blood pressure medication- because I was one micro-aggression away from stroking out.

How could this be? Where was this stress coming from? Was I not surrounded by think pieces, diversity orgs, and