When my niece "came out", I felt disappointment. I didn't know I felt like that.
When my brother married a white woman, I felt he was a "lost brother". I didn't know I felt like that.
When my daughter weighed over 250lbs., I felt disgusted. I didn't know I felt like that.
When another niece had 3 babies in 2 years, by the time she turned 21, I thought she was stupid. I didn't know I felt like that.
When my aged mother-in-law moved in with us and needed constant attention. I felt her old age was a nuisance. I didn't know felt like that.
Fortunately, maturity and life's lessons changed my thoughts and feelings of those emotions. Those bias', prejudices and oppressive behaviors no longer exist for me.
My niece, who happens to be a lesbian, is beautiful and talented. Who she chooses to love, is her business. This is how I feel.
My brother is open and honest. Who he chooses to love is his business. This is how I feel.
My daughter is full figured and a big beautiful woman, the more to love. This is how I feel.
My niece has 3 healthy, happy sons who bring joy and happiness to our whole family. She continues taking college courses, takes care of her husband, her children and her house. She astounds me with all she can do. This is how I feel.
My mother-in-law raised 3 children who are wonderful, law abiding, God loving and faithful. She deserves to be cared for. A mother can take care of 3 children and now it's time for those 3 children to take care of their 1 mother. This is how I feel.
People who harbor the toxicity of bias', prejudices and oppression do a disservice to themselves. Life is full of diversity and opportunities to live and learn through them. I'm glad I'm open to the experience.