As I shared in my previous post, reclamation is needed on an individual basis.
Reclamation is also needed on a societal basis.
Just as we individually want to feel whole again, groups of us do as well – particularly those who have been historically marginalized. Reclamation needs to happen for many groups of people including Indigenous people, people of color, Black people, queer folks, women, people with disabilities and many more.
These groups have been disempowered. Some have faced unthinkable atrocities. Some have generations of trauma.
Reclamation for groups feels more complicated than for individuals. As the world evolves, it is hard to say what it means for a group to be whole as the conditions of life that once existed for them may no longer be available. Though ultimately, both individuals and groups want to be humanized. They want to be seen and to feel care, acceptance and belonging. Can the impact of reclamation be so simple?
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