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Section 3. Healing from the Effects of Internalized Oppression

___ A person who is targeted, discriminated against, or oppressed over a period of time develops internalized oppression where they make the myths and misinformation that society communicates to them about their group part of their own image.

___ Internalized oppression can operate on individual and group levels.

___ Internalized oppression holds people back from thinking well of themselves (causing mental or physical illness), from living full lives, supporting their own communities, and from standing up against injustice.

___ Celebrating culture helps heal the effects of internalized oppression.

___ Forming groups with others who have internalized oppression can also help the healing process.

___ The strongest antidote to internalized oppression is taking a stand against injustice and oppression.