Hello my loves. Sara here. Unless you’ve canceled cable, hate technology or you’ve gone underground for awhile, you’ve probably noticed a sharp change in the humanity climate. Such is the cycle of life that there will be good times and there will be bad times, but right now I feel bewildered and slightly terrified, especially as a woman…so I can’t even begin to imagine how people of color and the LGBTQ community feel.
I think I was born a feminist.
I have always cared deeply about equality. How can we in this day and age still not have equal pay and equal rights? I don’t want my health choices to lie in the hands of politicians. I also don’t wish to be blasted back into the 50’s. And why the fuck do we still make less for the same job??? This may all seem like, well what does this have to do with getting healthy?! But I even see the discrimination continue with plus size women who are finally being accepted in the media and even gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition! People still find fat women disgusting and instead of showing some love for people who refuse to feel anything but sexy at any size, some people still want to silence and degrade us….make us feel less than. Isn’t it all really just a power struggle? A way to keep us down?
And after all that, I’ve still got it pretty good.
I’ve never preferred racism, bigotry and belittling. Every time I turn on my tv, log into my email, get on Facebook or IG I am confronted by the sad realization that we haven’t progressed as much as my progressive heart would have hoped for 2016 in the land of the free. I would like to know why so many in the world have suddenly become so publicly bigoted?! Why are we not helping and uplifting our fellow human?!
Why are we threatened when human beings get the same civil rights as other human beings? Why do the people who have had said rights all along feel as if something is being taken away from them when others finally fought hard enough to get something that should have been for all from the very beginning?!
Decisions are being made in hushed rooms that affect us all without our consent and are sending us back decades in the battle for civil rights, not to mention that these decisions will cripple us financially, because in more positive news, soooooooooooo many companies and people do have progressive minds and hearts.
But why do all of these things spur on fear and intolerance which ultimately rears its ugly head as hate?! Without getting too political or delving into religion, I want to reach out to you all and say that I love you, because at the end of the day I think that might just be the answer.
I don’t think you can fight hate with hate, so why not replace what is missing so badly in the world today. What if we were a little more tolerant, understanding, compassionate, accepting, brave, inquisitive, inclusive and just plain more loving of the world and all those who live in it?! Lets help each other. The basis of human existence is do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Whether you look different than me, have different beliefs than me, even if this post makes your blood boil because you wish that nothing ever changed…
I want you to know that I accept you and that the best thing we can do is love more…and vote!
Have a wonderful weekend and remember everyone is going through there own struggles…love is the answer.
Amen sister! You should check out Utah’s new laws on what doctors have to tell women who want to have abortions. Some doctors feel like they actually have to lie to patients based upon the new law…so shameful.
Whyyyy are we backsliding?!? Shameful is right. Everyone is a person and we all deserve the same rights!!! Xoxo
Amen!!!! So glad you’re back sis!! To always put into words so beautifully how I feel!! I love you!
Feels so good to be back! Xoxo
Amen!!! Love this and you, Mo. Wonderful pics and sayings. You say things so well.
You say it so well, Mo. Love all the quotes and sayings on the posters, too.
I love the quotes, they keep me so motivated! Love you mom!
Build a longer table not a higher fence!!! I could cry. Time to go listen to John Lennon Imagine again… Thanks Sara!
Right, it’s my favorite one!!!!!!!!!! Xoxo can’t wait for Monday!