Social Anxiety Masquerading as Prejudice

About those times my odd behavior looked discriminatory…

In January 2017, I was even more anxious and aloof than usual. I was spending a couple of days with my parents, who live in a mostly white town in New Jersey, during a traumatic period of my life.

One cold morning, with a throbbing migraine, I went out for a walk alone in the nearby cemetary. I didn’t expect anyone to be there: precisely the reason I’d chosen that location for a walk.