The Science of Shame

Shame is a powerful emotion and has the potential to shape people’s lives in significant ways

Ashley Abramson
Elemental

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Illustration: Simone Noronha

Systemic racism isn’t anything new, but many white people are newly grappling with their complicity in white supremacy — which can lead to some complicated emotions. While a healthy dose of guilt over the collective role in anti-Black racism can motivate people to listen…

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Ashley Abramson
Elemental

Writer-mom hybrid. Health & psychology stories in NYT, WaPo, Allure, Real Simple, & more.