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Gaslight: to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity, perception of reality, or memories.

Self-Gaslight: to manipulate oneself by psychological means into questioning one’s own sanity, perception of reality, or memories.

I am outraged, frightened, and deeply saddened by the horrific violence against Asians in my country. The numbers feel staggering- nearly 3,000 incidents in the past year.

I immediately ask myself if it’s really “that bad,” and quickly conclude that I’m making too big a deal out of it. 3,000 is not a lot. This is not oppression. What has and continues to happen to Black…

Dorothy Kowal

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Sonoma Academy. Fun parent. Awesome wife.

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