As echoed by a few of the other testimonies in this project, racism is never isolated to a singular event. For many of us, it is an everyday experience of "othering", side-eye glances and assumptions based on our racialized embodiments.
I am less concerned with sharing the ways that I have experienced racism as a Cafuzo (Afro-Indigenous) man from Brazil, here in Victoria B.C.; and more interested in expressing love and gratitude for my friends, family and community who work towards building a world where all worlds fit. A world where our ancestors are honoured and self-love is real. I want to raise my hands, as my Coast Salish friends and relatives teach me to do, in gratitude to all of those who choose to align in love and light and restore our relationship to Land and belonging.