Even though I have always lived with bias and have tried in my own way to consciously cure myself of it, this is the first time I am really having to take stock of those deliberate efforts and success I have made in freeing myself of this prejudice; and give myself a pat on the back. Unlearning bias, and even fighting it in a deeply biased society like mine is no mean feat. But I have come to understand that there is no feat that is impossible to accomplish unless it is we have not set our minds to it. I am still in the process of unlearning these biases and intend to teach my children and any other person I can influence, both young or old to drop the biases and embrace humanity. We are all part of a big whole, and we are not just stronger, but better together. We all matter. This is my story about living and unlearning bias.
This story was submitted in response to Stronger Together.