If I am awake and others around me are sleeping, I don't get to trounce around and startle them to wake up. Sleeping is sweet for them and that's ok. Once they've had enough sleep they will awaken.
At the age of 11 I was called a nigger. This wouldn't be the last time that someone would spew a racial epithet because I made them mad.
She's been institutionalized so long she forgot what freedom really ways. But she was also a part of an Institution in which she was not free to be.
Bare skin is about hearing the voices and cries of people. It is about listening to the other. We all have unique experiences that have cut us deep.
What if you and I were to put our views and opinions aside and heard our neighbor out, what would that look like?