‘The very serious function of racism, is distraction,’ Toni Morrison said. ‘It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.’  Celebrated writer Brit Bennett (The Mothers), acclaimed essayist Durga Chew-Bose (Too Much and Not the Mood) and Teen Vogue editor, Elaine Welteroth, talk to Yassmin Abdel-Magied about the distractions they face, and the act of prioritising difference, self-care, and using exclusivity of narrative as a form of weaponry.