We earlier heard about the three peaces that Sonya René Taylor mentioned. I see them as the gateways to appreciating diversity (in yourself and in others). They were:
Let’s apply the poetic Principle of Appreciative Inquiry here!
I invite you to journal for yourself (and if you feel comfortable to share it in the Forum with us) on a moment where you could make peace with not understanding.
As an add-on – if you want to practice a bit more how to apply the poetic principle: do the same for the second peace: the peace with difference. Ask yourself: where was a moment where you realized that you tried to make other people „the same“ as you and moved beyond that. Maybe you made amends, maybe you apologized, maybe this was a moment that made you aware of your own imperfect humanity and allowed you to grow beyond and towards peace with difference?
If you cannot think of a particular situation like this that happened to you, just do a forecast into the future: What would you do if you encountered a dilemma „being different“ and having to make peace with that without erasing someone’s/your own parts of identity?
Last but not least, if you want to: tell a story and/or a situation where you succeeded in making peace with your own body. What was the situation? How did you overcome body shame? How did that make you feel?