I'm an only child.
I don't have siblings to be compared against- therefore, I am simultaneously the best and worst at all I do.
My accomplishments and failures are often augmented/ blown out of proportion, but never used to determine my value or as a tool to compare me to others.
I became independent at a young age.
I respected my parents' decisions, but I was empowered to make my own choices whenever possible.
I wish to magnify my experience of being an autonomous individual to everyone. My parents realize that there is only Kalen Russell. That of Earth's 7.8 billion people, I am unique. I process information differently, I have a distinct sense of humor, passions and needs that are mine alone.
Though equal, I am incomparable to anyone else.
Each person on Earth is the result of their personal experience and characteristic disposition. There are no means to ever compare two people- nor is there a need to.
- Disabled persons
Stereotypes are detrimental to our humanity, reducing beautifully complex individuals to a generic assumptions.
Removing stereotypes from our ways of thinking is difficult, but definitely possible and absolutely necessary.
Stereotype threat refers to being at risk of confirming, as self-characteristic, a negative stereotype about one's group