It’s interesting. As a person with a “healthy” body AND chronic illness/pain, I am dismissed by doctors in a different way. As a mental health case. It must be in my head, because I simply don’t look sick. As you’ve said, different bodies “invite” different experiences, and it’s very true, but the common thread is humans being reduced to bodies, and whatever cultural assumptions we make about those bodies.
Thank you Jenn, I am so happy this resonated with you. And I agree completely, working together as women to break free from the ideas and roles that hold us back is the only way real change is possible. I so appreciate you reading and adding your own voice/experience to the discussion!