It can be tempting to believe that once a person has experienced mistreatment, they will recognize and avoid mistreating others. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke recently admitted that she “still cringe[s]” when she thinks about how she responded to her child Kaia, who came out as non-binary at age 12 or 13. She told a reviewer that while raising Kaia is her biggest success in life, not supporting Kaia when they first came out was her biggest failure. Clearly, she’s corrected the error now. You can learn more about Tarana and Kaia here: