Best Stories of Sharon Hurley Hall

Top Writer in Diversity; Writes about Racism, Equality, Black Lives Matter and more

Sharon Hurley Hall — photo by William Cummins
Sharon Hurley Hall — photo by William Cummins
Author photo by William Cummins

1. An alien, a robot, and a human walk into a bar …

“He wished he could remember what had happened after the tenth drink — those alien guys weren’t so bad after all. He’d even got used to ol’ spider-face.”

2. Let’s Not Pretend That Normal Was Working For Everyone

“Should large corporations which generate billions in profits be getting bailouts while people are still starving?”

3. The Double-Take: Interviewing While Black

“If you’re Black and you have a name you’ve inherited from the colonizers, then you’ve likely seen the double-take. It’s that moment when you walk into a room and your interviewers realize that, despite your anglicized name, you’re actually Black.”

4. Surprise, I’m Qualified! Working While Black

“As a Black woman, I can’t be too quiet (because people think there’s nothing in my head). But I can’t be too loud (because then I’m stereotyped as aggressive or angry). How exactly am I supposed to navigate that balance?”

5. I’m Tired (of Racism)

“I’m tired of the color of my skin being a reason to stop me from my daily rounds or, in the US, a mark of death.”

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Pro writer (B2B/B2C). Antiracism writer. Co-host: Introvert Sisters podcast. Global citizen. She/her. Sharon’s Anti-Racism NL: https://antiracism.substack.com/

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