04 May 2018 @ 03:47 pm
What if we all became committed to the idea that no one should have to apologise for being a human in a body?
We have been convinced we are ineffectual at exacting any real change against our social systems and structures, so instead we land the guilt and blame squarely on the shoulders of the most accessible party: ourselves. This burden has kept us immobile in our own lives and oblivious to our impact on the world. The weight of the shame has kept us small and trapped in he belief that our bodies and our lives are mistakes. What an exhausting and disheartening way to live.
The voice of doubt, shame and guilt blaring in our heads is not our voice. It is a voice we have been given by a society steeped in shame.

//Sonya Renee Taylor, 2018, The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love
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cukursēne[info]saccharomyces on May 4th, 2018 - 03:58 pm
"On some cellular level, we know our bodies are not something we should apologize for. After all, they are the only way we get to experience this ridiculous and radiant life. A part of us is a bit repelled by the overt espousal of body shame."
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