“We are all privileged because we are children of God. Stop encouraging division.”
I too have a testimony of God’s love for Their children. We are all equal in our Heavenly Parents’ eyes! And it’s unfortunate that some don’t treat others as equals, because division does exist. It’s a painful reality for many. Our brothers and sisters are hurting. We need to listen to and validate their pain, to mourn with those that mourn. I know that’s what God would have us do, so we can become more like Them and love as They do.
Stop negating the lived experience of others and start listening. Check your privileges.
I have always lived in a socially acceptable body. I was born with several privileges. And the more I learn about the systemic oppression of those who are different than me, the more I understand how little I understand.
Intuitive eating is an inside job. Dismantling diet culture AND white supremacy is an inside job. The very first principle of intuitive eating is to reject diet culture, and you can’t reject diet culture without also rejecting racism.
For years now I’ve worked on the former, but little on the latter. That’s on me. My complacency made me complicit. But I want to know more, so I can do more, because people deserve more.
When I say all bodies are good bodies, I mean ALL bodies are good bodies — and until every body is treated fairly, I am committed to centering, uplifting, and supporting the bodies of those who are negated. I’m sorry my actions haven’t always reflected my values, and I am willing to lean into the discomfort of being wrong in order to do what’s right.