EMBODIED EQUITY: Strawberries, Oppression, and Getting What I Want

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

I explore the connection between vulnerability, oppression and getting what I really want.

In my garden, there is a strawberry plant.

The strawberries appear, quite magically, like little red, sparkling rubies in the sun. When I notice them sparkling there, I feel a desire to possess them. I look around to make sure no one else has seen them yet. I feel ashamed that I want them for myself. Perhaps my neighbor also feels longing and excitement about ruby red strawberries magically appearing in the sun.

“I began to think that I should have asked the plant if I could have them before I hungrily snatched them up...”

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