Color Outside the Lines: Self care+Quick Survey

Hello! Welcome to Color Outside the Lines, a discussion space for people of color. Posted the first 3 Wednesdays of the month.

Thread Rules

  1. We ask that only those who identify as people of color participate in this discussion. White Avocados, while valued members of this community, should remain in ‘lurk’ mode.
  2. Shaming and hateful speech are unacceptable.
  3. Please keep potentially traumatic content safely behind spoiler tags.
  4. Nobody on this thread is more or less a person of color than anyone else. (We will not set clearly delineated boundaries on who qualifies as a ‘person of color.’ As a starting point, this thread uses the definition of ‘non-European heritage of sufficient prominence to affect one’s navigation of a society built on white normativity.’ However, we recognize that there are identities which skirt either side of the divide. If people feel that they meaningfully experience the identity of being a person of color, then they are welcome to participate.)

Prompt: How are you?

Really, how is is everyone feeling? The past few months have been pretty overwhelming for a lot of people, how are you all holding up? When you start feeling overwhelmed, how do you manage?


Our rules state that white site members remain in ‘lurk’ mode. Last week someone asked if white people could still upvote. I wanted to get everyone’s input here. Would you prefer it if white cados did not upvote, or would you rather they be able to upvote?