I now attend a PWI because I want to improve the everyday experience of black students. I attend a PWI because I want to love myself as much as I love the black people around me, despite the fact that we are not the norm or the standard. I attend a PWI because I want to continue the trend of black people occupying white spaces so our needs and experiences can no longer be overlooked. I am grateful for every brown face I see on campus, and embrace every opportunity to show up for, root for, and appreciate my peers. Attending a PWI is a radical act. It requires that you love who you are more than you love what others try to make you into. Giving support to your black friends and family is powerful. Getting up every day and carrying your head high and attending a class where you are the only person who looks like you is a form of protest. Being involved in any group whether that is government or theatre, and making your presence known, is a radical act. To join a protest, donate money to a worthy cause, voice your opinion, or sign a petition is revolutionary. No matter how many times black people are wronged, insulted, killed, hunted, we always find a way to recognize the beauty of being who we are, unapologetically. That is something to be envied, to be hated, to try to break, but we all know ‘black don’t crack’. To those who think they are not doing enough as black people, and to those who are feeling defeated and lost at any point in their experience, you , living and breathing, are enough, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.