“An experience that I have regularly is that I’m perceived as white so people feel (white folks in particular) that it’s a safe space to make racist or prejudiced comments in my presence or directly to me. It’s hurtful, but I don’t always feel safe enough to say anything, especially when they are directing racist comments about indigenous people. Because I’m very much coded white and I grew up off reserve, I deal with imposter syndrome because of it.”

– Anonymous. Queer Indigenous Woman