Some thoughts on my experience with pretty privilege.

๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ 2018 ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ. I was empowered at that time to

  • start making different, healthier choices for my body,
  • discover and honour my truth about what my expression of beauty is, and
  • learn how to continue to empower myself further.These are practices which have snowballed and spread into all facets of my life since.

๐˜”๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง-๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ-๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ. Not just ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ, but ๐™– ๐™™๐™ž๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ.I learned that this practice could be taken from the micro to the macro for the benefit of all beings.

So how does soap and a way of thinking tie together? Let’s use the example of my experience coming to understand pretty privilege and my continued process of unlearning in this area. (See video)

๐—•๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ‘๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€’ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜, ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐——. It is not a given or some kind of universal truth.This means that when we unsubscribe from it, we reclaim our power which can then be used in different ways.

It takes each of us doing our own individual unlearning and empowerment work to realize this.

๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ฒ. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚.

We can do this, together.

๐Ÿ‘‰ For more information on radical self-love as a path to liberation, check out the work of Sonya Renee Taylor.

๐Ÿ‘‰ For more information on the Western Tradition of thought, check out the work of Dr. Shyam Ranganathan at YogaPhilosophy.com.

๐Ÿ‘‰ If you want to bathe with Medicine Soaps made with this vibration of love, respect and intention by yours truly, check out my stock. (Promo on now: buy 3, get 1 free; will be automatically applied at checkout)

In solidarity and self-empowerment,

Tara

Video Description: Tara – a white bodied being – wearing a dark grey toque with a light grey vest and a black sweater underneath. She is sitting in a red chair against a light wooden fence. Click here to access a the video transcript!

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Some thoughts on my experience with pretty privilege. – From The Hearth