06/24/2014 10:41 am ET Updated Jun 24, 2014

What Losing My Job Taught Me About Privilege, Sexism, And Oppression

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Just about one year ago, I lost my job.

It had been my first job out of college, and I had only been working there for three months when I was suddenly laid off.

Being laid off was one of those things I saw happening to a lot of other people, but never considered was a possibility for myself. Then my boss took me into the conference room and told me they were eliminating my position.

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