We are not playing
Anike Joyce Sadiq
At the next event, take a step back and stand or sit alone. Overlook the scene, as if you came alone, as if you knew no one or as if you do not quite belong. Do not speak, but if you see someone doing the same, stand together for a while. Acknowledge the other person(s) and share the silence, the awkwardness of looking, being looked at or being overlooked.