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Loving Your Body Is A Powerful Tool For Changing The System:
What Do We Need For A TRUE Body Positivity Movement?
Thus, to me, a TRUE body positivity movement will involve the following things:
A CONSCIOUS uncoupling of self worth and body image/diet: Full stop. This is tough work, and I have a LOT of resources to help you - check out this page here for all of them. The more we do this in ourselves, the freer we become. The less we are going to be manipulated by culture and the more we are going to be liberated to find our true selves and true expression. From there we will be creating the new system by BEING the new system. This will make it more accessible to ALL. We must go through the phases of letting ourselves eat whatever, letting go of all the rules, finding our love of self in ANY body - and then working from that place FEELING what feels GOOD in the vessel - and knowing that we don't owe the world our leanness, health or ability. We do it because we want to only. Then we start to examine the industries we are supporting, the systems we are relying upon and so on, and changing based on VALUES that WE HOLD rather than looking to find OUR VALUE in the system.
A CONSCIOUS uncoupling of body ability/wellness and self worth: You are not your body and you are not what your body can or can't do. Chronic illness doesn't define you. 'Disability' doesn't make you anything less than worthy and perfect. Your journey, your struggle, your pain, your trauma within your body, the care/rest/attention you need - it's all legitimate. You're allowed to hate it, wish you felt different, wish things could be another way WITHOUT that being a hit to your sense of SELF. Your experience within your body doesn't have any baring on your worth in real reality. You are worthy. Always. Forever. No matter what. Don't let culture convince you otherwise. Own the fact that this world is not set up to support anyone who is less than 100% productive, and own how this has made you feel. See if you can stop blaming and shaming yourself for the society that doesn't align with human nature. Can you choose compassion for yourself? For others? Then where can you be a part of the new system that works WITH human biology vs. against it?