When we heal ourselves, we can heal the world.
We absolutely have an impact on others. Whether it's our children, family, close friends and our community. They hear what we say. They see what we do. They participate in our conversations.
We can be a light and a model for discarding outdated and harmful ways of treating bodies.
When we stop participating in oppressive and unrealistic practices around beauty, health and or our bodies, we can break the cycle.
But we CANNOT STOP THERE. We can't love our bodies into dismantling systems that oppress bodies.
We need to heal ourselves AND end white supremacy. Fight for trans rights. Demand weight neutral health care. End body hierarchies in value and worth. Provide an inclusive environment for those with disabilities (visible or invisible).
What actionable steps can you take to start to dismantle the systems that oppress bodies in yourself and/or in our society?
**No action is too small AND it can change over time.