How does it feel?
It feels like an insult or jab, and it reminds you that you stand out as the “other” in some way. The more often a person experiences microaggressions, the bigger the toll it takes because the effects are cumulative.
This article discusses the apprehension many women from marginalized groups feel, about returning to the office after working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. It illustrates the various microaggressions they experience, and how these affect their well-being.
So, what does this mean for our work environments?