Super powerful article. It’s difficult during these times of family reunions to sometimes know how to respond to uncomfortable situations where family members may be well meaning… and yet are not willing to check their own egos, “hurt feelings,” or traditions in behalf of children or other vulnerable members. Let’s check our boundaries everyone. Body autonomy matters. And if your feelings are hurt because someone stands up for their body…. be willing to check what that’s about. Nothing like a chance to “adult” a bit more in our own development. If you’re the one with privilege in the situation (meaning you have more power, more age, more influence)…. be willing to step down and honor the difficulty for the other in speaking up.
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