In the words of Albert Schweitzer: “The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” Faking it until you make it can be a valuable tool in unbecoming the person you were forced to be by those around you or circumstances. It can work but only if we truly see ourselves changing as a result. If all we want to do is impress others, the approach is likely to backfire. The same holds true at the communal level. We may not be as inclusive and anti-racist as we aspire to be, so we may need to fake it until we make it, but only if we are serious about our willingness to change.