Is ‘Impostor Syndrome’ Just for White Women?

As people of color, the idea leaked into our lives even though we aren’t privy to the same advantages of being white

Sun Yung Shin
Published in
6 min readJun 2, 2021

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I’m mad at imposter syndrome for stealing time, energy, confidence, and a sense of self-efficacy from people of color. We don’t have time for that. We don’t need to make time for that.

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Sun Yung Shin
#StopAsianHate

MAT, MFA. Writer, poet, editor, bodyworker, gardener. She/they. Author or editor of nine books, plus three forthcoming in 2024 and 2025. www.sunyungshin.com