10 Signs You’re The “Token” & Not Actually A Part Of The Team

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10. They only want to party on their side of town. 

Although some people will come to Philly to work or even go to school, unfamiliar neighborhoods at night are a no-no. It’s like they believe when the sun goes does down certain neighborhoods turn in to a free for all with rapists running wild and daily gang wars.  Some neighborhoods aren’t safe, but crime can happen anywhere and real friends will trust that you would never lead them somewhere where their lives are at risk.  If they don’t feel comfortable with where you come from, then on some level they’re not really comfortable with you.

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Toya Sharee is a community health   educator  and   parenting education coordinator who has a  passion  for helping  young women  build  their self-esteem  and make  well-informed choices  about their sexual  health.  She  also  advocates for women’s  reproductive rights and blogs  about  everything  from  beauty to love  and relationships.  Follow her on Twitter   @TheTrueTSharee or visit  her  blog Bullets and Blessings .

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