♥️YOU MATTER ♥️
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Wellness spaces are typically created, marketed to, and talked about by well-off white women. I want to share this because I’ve gotten a lot of messages from women of color, people who don’t fit the status quo of wellness spaces, and people who simply can’t access the supports they are told will heal them.
If you are someone who feels left out of the spaces, practices, and offerings you see everywhere, I want you to know that you matter, too. You aren’t less worthy if you have to feed your family with fast food. You aren’t less worthy if you can only make time to exercise a half hour a week. You aren’t less worthy if you can’t afford the organic option. You aren’t less worthy if you aren’t able to find transportation to certain events or spaces. You aren’t less worthy if you don’t see yourself represented in marketing. You aren’t less worthy if you don’t have an accessible yoga studio in your neighborhood. You aren’t less worthy if you can’t find the time or energy to engage in the self-care that is often marketed to you. You aren’t less worthy if you don’t know what intergenerational trauma is, or if you never learned about how to talk about emotions, or if you didn’t grow up with the support you needed. You aren’t less worthy if you can’t afford to support local businesses or buy ethically-made products. You aren’t less worthy if you don’t know where to begin, or how to access support, or how to even talk about it.
So many of us forget that not everyone has the same experiences, access, or support we do, which makes sense; it’s difficult to realize the reality so many people are living in. I do my best to share support, resources, and information that feels accessible to anyone, and I also know there are times where I may leave someone out. I hope that as we approach a new year and as wellness is more widely talked about, we can find ways to include those who are often not included. Even more so, I hope that those who are often not included can eventually be supported to become leaders in these spaces, because your voice, experience, and existence matters. Thank you for being here. You belong. 🙏🏾